Culver City’s five elementary schools, middle school, high school, continuation school and adult school now have a single, integrated security system.
Ted Yant, a former member of the Culver City Police Department currently serves as the security supervisor for the CUlver City Unified School District and its 7,500 students.
According to a report on Campus Safety, Yant decided to upgrade the district’s 10-year-old analog system with sophisticated surveillance technology for all of the campuses.
To help pay for the more than $60,000 system, CCUSD received a grant from its insurance company.
"It cost us less to install cameras and Gateways at the sites than we lost in computers," Yant told Campus Safety, referring to a series of break ins at the high school where $15,000 worth of iMac’s were stolen.