Eagle Eye Networks Inc. has funded the Drako Cloud Security Grant for Schools for up to $1 million. Individual schools that are awarded the grant will receive 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. Eligible schools include accreditedprivate and public schools in the United States: elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges.


“We are funding this cloud security grant to make it easier for more schools to provide the highest level of safety to their students and staff,” said Dean Drako, president & CEO, Eagle Eye Networks. “Eagle Eye Networks’ cloud surveillance offers many benefits to improve campus security, including flexible retention, leading mobile access, scalability, and an overall lower total cost of ownership.”


Grant winners will receive a grant for one full year of funding for the cloud-based Eagle Eye Security Camera Video Management System (VMS) and associated components. The solution includes cloud recording services, centralized management, gateways, cameras, and necessary networking equipment. Optionally, schools can use their existing security cameras, and convert their surveillance system to the Eagle Eye cloud-based VMS.


The cloud-based Eagle Eye VMS is cybersecure and simple to use both locally and remotely, through web browsers or the Eagle Eye mobile applications. It includes the ability to assign viewing and download permissions, including first responder emergency video.  


The Drako Cloud Security Grant for Schools isappealing to help schools offset costs, as more districts move to include security camera coverage on campuses, and wish to ensure their surveillance systems allow first responder emergency access. Further, some states require schools with security cameras to maintain the recordings for a certain time period; as the laws change, the flexible retention offered by a cloud-managed video surveillance system can reduce the need for additional equipment purchases.


The Eagle Eye Security Camera VMS will work with a broad array of IP and analog cameras. School grant recipients who wish to add new cameras are responsible for the cost of camera wiring and installation.At the end of the 12 months, if the school chooses to continue using the Eagle Eye VMS, they would purchase the equipment and start their Eagle Eye Cloud VMS subscriptions. The school also has the option to remove the equipment and return it to Eagle Eye Networks, at no charge.


Grant applications will be accepted starting March 31, 2016. Application deadline is July 1, 2016. Grant winners will be selected based on the merits and timeliness of their application.


To learn more and apply for the grant, visit www.eagleeyenetworks.com/school-security-grant-video-surveillance/.