AUSTIN, TX, August 24, 2016 – Eagle Eye Networks today announced that it has awarded $1.25 Million in Drako Cloud Security Grants to schools throughout the United States. A broad range of public and private schools were awarded the Drako Grant for a fully functional security camera system — including cloud management and recording, mobile phone remote access applications, cameras, networking equipment to connect IP cameras, and secure gateways to the cloud — at no cost for one year.
The initial Drako Grant total amount was set at $1 Million when it was announced in March 2016. Grants over the initial committed amount have been made since so many applications with such strong need continue to be received. Since the need is so high, the original July 1, 2016 application deadline has also been extended to December 1, 2016.
“We are enthusiastic about helping schools create a safer place for the children,” said Dean Drako, President and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “The variety of the schools that have applied demonstrates that school security is a universal objective regardless of the location and environment.”
To learn more or apply for a grant, please visit: Eagle Eye Networks Drako Cloud Security Grant for Schools.
Initial Award Recipients Speak Out
Vine School. Private school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders – Victoria, Texas
Erin Hatley, Executive Director of the Vine School, commented:
“The Vine School is a private school for children ages two through eighteen diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. As our program grows and the needs of our students and staff evolve, we find it very important to have policies and procedures in place to keep everyone at The Vine School safe and secure.
“We find it extremely important to provide our parents and staff the peace of mind knowing that each of our students is treated with dignity, respect and in accordance with best practices. Unfortunately, costs associated with purchasing, installing, maintaining and archiving an efficient surveillance system are not a small expense and could be detrimental to our budget.
“Receiving the Drako Cloud Security Grant from Eagle Eye Networks is a wonderful opportunity for The Vine School. It allows us to continue to provide the caliber of education our parents and community expect and that our students deserve.”
Oakwood High School. Public school with approximately 300 students – Oakwood, Illinois
Michelle Kimbro, Curriculum Coordinator of Oakwood High School, stated:
“Oakwood High School has almost 300 students. During the last school year we had two break-ins at the high school and damage was done to the building. Our school budgets are tight, and there was no money left for security at either of the two remaining buildings.
“Our school building sits outside of town and is hard to watch over. Our high school principal came across the Drako Cloud Security Grant, and after further investigation, we recognized the Grant Award for the Eagle Eye Networks VMS cloud recording and 16 video cameras would be perfect for our high school.”
Ben Bolt Public School District with approximately 570 students – Ben Bolt, TX
Stella Grimes, Federal Programs, Ben Bolt School District, said:
“The Ben Bolt Public School District is in a rural area with 570 students from elementary through high school. We have been in need of a more secure surveillance application to keep our students and staff safe, and the Eagle Eye Security Camera VMS is a perfect solution to fulfill those needs.
Parents want to know that their children are safe at school, that the level of security is high, and that everything is being done by the district to ensure that the children are protected. The Drako School Grant and the Eagle Eye Security Camera VMS with 45 cameras is the answer our district needed.”
About the Drako School Cloud Security Grant
The Drako Cloud Security Grant for Schools awards individual schools with a fully functional security camera system — including cloud management and recording, mobile phone remote access applications, cameras, networking equipment to connect IP cameras, and secure gateways to the cloud — at no cost for one year.
School grant recipients are responsible for the cost of camera wiring and installation; Eagle Eye Networks can refer the school to a Certified Dealer if desired. Eligible schools include accredited private and public schools in the United States: elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges.
To learn more about creating a more secure school environment, visit Eagle Eye Networks school security camera system.
About Eagle Eye Networks
Eagle Eye Networks delivers the first on-demand cloud based security and operations video management system (VMS) providing both cloud and on-premise recording. Eagle Eye also provides a cloud video API for integrations and application development. The Eagle Eye Platform offers secure, encrypted recording, camera management, mobile viewing and alerts, and first responder real-time video access – all 100% cloud managed. The Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera Video Management System supports a broad array of IP and analog cameras while using Intelligent Bandwidth Management™, making it easy to deploy at single and multiple sites. The API platform uses the Eagle Eye Big Data Video Framework™, with time based data structures used for indexing, search, retrieval and analysis of the live and archived video. Eagle Eye Networks sells through authorized reseller and installation partners. The headquarters is at 4611 Bee Caves Rd, suite 200, Austin, Texas, 78746. For more information please visit www.een.com or call +1-512-473-0500.