By Charlotte Underwood

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Several Campbell County Schools are getting an updated camera security system this month. 

According to Campbell County Director of Schools Jennifer Fields, four schools are getting an updated camera security system resulting in more cameras and better picture quality.

The school board put the project out to bid and went with the AVIGILON camera security system. 

According to Fields, the upgrades will happen “any day now.” 

The new security system will have better picture quality, as well as the ability to provide remote camera access. Cameras will be installed on the outside entrances and exits. 

“It will add that extra element of security for our students and staff. There will be better picture quality to see better details of any situation when investigating,” Fields said. 

The new camera system will have the ability to zoom in and out and police will be able to have a direct link and remote login to the cameras in the schools,” Fields said.

Several schools that previously didn’t have cameras will have them installed after this upgrade, as will two schools that had security cameras that needed repairs. White Oak Elementary and Wynn will now have cameras, and the Campbell County High School and LaFollette Elementary School will also have updated systems, as theirs needed the most repair work.  

These four schools are being paid for with funds from the county’s Safe Schools Grant.  Other schools will get updated as grants and budget allows.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/07/2021-6AM)