"Let's say you have it facing a hallway and you want to know when someone goes in and out of a door," Steele said. "You can tell the computer to show you only times when that door is open."
In the past, Steele said, monitors were forced to review hours of tape for a split-second occurrence.
Although the wires are not in place, conduits were included in the construction of both schools. Once cameras are acquired, wires need only be strung through.
"It's like having pipes with no water," Steele said.
He estimates that each school will need 40 cameras to adequately cover the campus and has taken bids that place the cost of purchase and installation from $50,000 to $150,000.