In Southfield, Mich., Cameras Help Secure Middle School Doors

City landed Homeland Security grant to use cameras as an extension of the school's access control system

Her main concern is of the large blind spot the office has with regards to the main entrance, located on the west side of the building. With the cameras, the office staff will be able to see who is entering the school, regardless of whether they go to the office to check in.

"Nobody wants to live like that, but you can't leave the front doors on your houses open anymore," she said. "We don't want to leave our front doors open here either."

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