The Cheapest School District Ever?

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Sep 16, 2013

Many complain about local governments picking cheap surveillance solutions. Well, it does not get any cheaper than this. Used iPhones, iPods and iPads watch over the halls and entry points of Arizona's Miami School District. The devices have been in place for three weeks, and there are plans to expand the network, and the school has not spent a dime on them. We talked to the superintendent about how they decided that iPhones were more cost effective than traditional surveillance.

Background

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Donated ************The district has no plans to purchase used iOS devices for the system. Instead, they are asking the public to donate old ones. The system started with five devices and will expand as they are received.

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Future *****

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Comments (25)

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Redneck ************ at it's finest!

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"* ******** *** ************ **** ***** **** *** ** ***** storagefor ******* ****** ******." Will Presence record to the cloud for full time recording during the day?

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*** **** ******* **** *** *** ******* ** *** ***** decides ** ******. **** * ******* **** ** *** ****** the ******** ****** ** ***** ***** *** ****** *** ***?

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* ***** ***, ***** ** **** *** ***** **** ** basically ** ****.

* ****** ******** ** ****:

  • ********* ** **** ***** **** *** *** **** **, *** light *** *** ** * *** *****: ** ****'** ****** wanting ** **** ** *** ** ******* ********** ****** *** day, ****** **** ** ****-*** *** ***** ****. ** ***** primary ******* ** ** ******* *****-*** *** *****-**** ********* *** such, ****, **** **'* * *******...
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  • *** **** ** ***** *** ****** ** * ******* *******: ALL ******* **** ** ** *******. **'* * ****** **** convenient ** **** ** ** ****** ******, *** *'** **** "real" ******** ******* ******* *** ***** ****-***** ******* **** ** extension ****, ***. **** ** ** **** ***: ***** **** the ******* ** **** ******* ** ******* *****, *** ** least * ****** *****, **** ** ** ***** ** ****.
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*'* *** *** ******* ******* ***** ** ******* *** *** needs ** ** ********* ***** * ***** ******, *** **** there, ** ** *** ******** ** **** ** *** *** at ******* ** ***? ** **'* *** **** *** *******, I'd *** ******* ** ******** *** *** (*** **** *** will, *** ** ********* ******), *** *****, ***'* **** ** lose ***** *** ***** * ***** ****** *** ******** ********* gave ***, ********** ** *** *** *** *** ******* *** screen ***** **, ** ****'* ** *** *** ******* ***** draw ** *** ********** ** ******.

******, ***** *** ********** *** ****-*************. ** ****'* ******** ***** money ** **** ********, **** ***** ****** ** ***-******, *** considering **** ****** ** **** *** ** ******** *** ****** nothing... ****** ***** **'* ***.

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*** **** ****** ******* ***** **** **. ** **, **** means **** *** ****** ******* **** *** ******. * ******* they **** ***** **** ***** ***** **** ***** ******** *** school's *******. ****** ***, ** ** * **** ****.

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** *** **** ** ** *****, **** *** ******* ** buy * ** ******* ****** ******, **???

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* ***** ********* ****** **** ** ** ***** ****.... ** point *** **** *** ******** ** ******** ** **** **** 3G, ******* ********** *** ********* ************.

*** *** *****'* ****** ********, *** * ***** **'* ******* them $** *** **** *** ****. **** ****** ** *** done *****-***** ** * ****** ******** *** **** ******* ** the */* ****. ***** ********** ******* ******** *** ********, **'* still * ******* *** ******* **** **** *** ******** ****** system.

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**** ****** ** ****** ** **** ****... :(

* ** ** ****** '***** ****' ******. * ***** ******* the ****** ** ********** ***** *** ******* ****** **** ** doing ******. ******* ***** ** **** **** ***** **** ******** else.

**... * ******-******* ***** ********** *********.

*** '***** *****' ****** **** ** ** *** ******* * practicality *****. **** ** *******% ** ******** ** *** *******.

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No ** *****'*. It just shifts/defers the capex they ***'***** ($$ *** *********** ************) **** **** **** ********** (******** ** ****** ******** *****).

====================

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====================

**** '********** ****'**** *** ** ******* **** ****** ****. **** ** **** **** ** *** ****** ** ***** all *** *** ***** ******** ** ******* *** ******** **** system, *** ***** ***** ***** ** ** ******** ********* *** not ***** ***** ***** ******. *** ****** ***** ****** **** hired ** **.

*** **** **** ******** ***** '** ***** ****' *** ***-** becausethey ******* ** **. But mainly because there is no line item that has to be signed off on that shows the actual costs of having this 'solution'... :(

**** ****.

***** *** *** ********* ******** '*** ** *** ***' **********... repurposing ********** ** *** ****** **** ******* *** ********* ** with ***** ****** *** *******.

*** ** **..

* ***** *** ** **..... * ***** ************'* * ****** *** ** ** ****** ** * ******.

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* **** ******* *** ********** ***** *** *** **** *** quality ** *** ***** *** **** ****, ** ***** **** to *********** *********** **** *** ** **** ** **.

****, **** ** *** * ******* ******** ***** ** **** many ** ** **** **** *****, *** ** **** ** inexpensive.If *** ****** **** **** ** ***** **** ** ******* all *** *********, **** **** *** ****. **** **** **** tell.

***** **** ***** ******:

Redneck Fire Alarm

****** **** **** ***!

***** **** ****/****** ******** ******* *** ****** * ***** ***. Another *****-** ******************* ******** * ******* *** **** **** ********. ** ****** districts **** ******* **** (**** * **** **)

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***** ** ********* *** ***** ****** ******** ** **** ** when ****'** ***** *** ** *******.

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