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Westoff Elementary Leads District in New Security Features

The new system includes 14 high-resolution cameras.

Westhoff Elementary is the first of Fort Zumwalt School District's elementary schools to test the new features.
Westhoff Elementary is the first of Fort Zumwalt School District's elementary schools to test the new features.

An O'Fallon elementary school is being considered a prototype for school security features.

New security cameras were installed at Fort Zumwalt School District's Westhoff Elementary School this summer.

Every school in the district uses a video camera and buzz-in front door, But Westhoff’s new system features 14 high resolution cameras. Cameras were placed on the exterior of the building and also in interior hallways. 

Reinforcing film was placed on the glass of exterior doors and sidelights.

Incoming St. Peters Police Chief Jeff Finkelstein, St. Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer and O’Fallon Police Chief Roy Joachimstaler met with Superintendent Dr. Bernard DuBray and representatives from Tech Electronics to review the new system, a district press release stated.

Westhoff staff and district administrators will work together to evaluate the system during the 2013-2014 school year.

The district plans similar improvements at all elementary buildings.

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