PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) _ Portsmouth has been chosen as a trial site for a new high-tech security system for public schools.
The Newport Daily News reports the system will utilize cameras and a computer cloud that will allow teachers to upload photos or videos of any perceived threat to their classroom.
The school's superintendent would have direct access to the data and could order any needed response, and first responders also could access the system, in case of emergency.
The VizSafe system, which was developed by Rhodeway Networks Inc. of Middletown, will be installed in June in the four Portsmouth schools for a six-month trial. The town's School Committee approved the trial last month.
Company officials say they decided to work with Portsmouth because of its proximity to the company's headquarters.