Safer Security System - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Safer Security System

The Wichita County Juvenile Probation Department will spend $47,000 to upgrade is camera security system, and all funds for the new system will be pulled from within the department's budget. Safety and security are the top priority at the Judge Arthur R. Tipps Juvenile Justice Center, according to Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Kirk Wolfe. Today Wolfe addressed the security system problems in front of the Wichita County Commissioners before pulling from the money from within the department.

"That's what our problem was today, is our recording capability has broken," said Wolfe.

According to Wolfe they have been trying to fix the recording system for the last six months. Problems with the recording system range from images freezing up, to sporadic camera changes in the recording system. Juvenile Supervision Officer Brandon Martin said these upgrades could help keep kids and the staff safer.

"A lot of times they would just freeze and lockup, then we would have to restart the entire system and that you know takes time away from actually watching the juveniles then a lot of times the data would just get erased and we would be like oh what happened to all the data," said Martin.

Wolfe worries that should something terrible happen, his department might be unable to pull and provide a proper account of actions that took place within the facility.

"It may show us camera one for a few seconds then all of the sudden it will bounce to camera 100 and we didn't want it to go to camera 100 it's just kind of doing that on its own it really has a mind of its own and so were not able to control the recording it's just bouncing around we have 104 cameras so it bounces from camera one to camera 104," said Wolfe.

The new system will operate on two servers versus the seven digital recorders they currently use. Wolf said they will also be able to block camera units from a specific section of the building onto individual monitors instead of all cameras being divided up onto monitors in no particular order. Excess funding for the security system upgrade, up to $2,500, will be pulled from within the Juvenile Probation Department budget.

To view the security system upgrades as they were presented inside Wichita County Commissioners Court Agenda, click on the link below.

http://www.co.wichita.tx.us/Commissioner/documents/agenda.pdf

Jack Carney, Newschannel 6

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Texoma's Most Wanted

    Texoma's Most Wanted

    Friday, January 19 2018 11:46 AM EST2018-01-19 16:46:57 GMT
    The Wichita Falls Police Department has released a new Texoma's Most Wanted list. If you have any information on the whereabouts of the suspects you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at (940) 322-9888. (Source: KAUZ)The Wichita Falls Police Department has released a new Texoma's Most Wanted list. If you have any information on the whereabouts of the suspects you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at (940) 322-9888. (Source: KAUZ)

    The Wichita Falls Police Department has released a new Texoma's Most Wanted list. 

    The Wichita Falls Police Department has released a new Texoma's Most Wanted list. 

  • Virtual reality lands at SAFB

    Virtual reality lands at SAFB

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:58 PM EST2018-01-19 00:58:11 GMT
    © U.S. Air Force is developing virtual reality and augmented reality to supplement its current airmen training program.© U.S. Air Force is developing virtual reality and augmented reality to supplement its current airmen training program.

    New technology is on final approach at Sheppard Air Force Base it is coming to train airmen. On Thursday, SAFB hosted a technology summit where the main focus was to develop virtual reality and augmented reality to supplement the current maintenance training program. Air Force Director of Training Operations Dr. Lynn List said SAFB was the hub for the idea since it is the largest training base in the command. 

    New technology is on final approach at Sheppard Air Force Base it is coming to train airmen. On Thursday, SAFB hosted a technology summit where the main focus was to develop virtual reality and augmented reality to supplement the current maintenance training program. Air Force Director of Training Operations Dr. Lynn List said SAFB was the hub for the idea since it is the largest training base in the command. 

  • Amazon increases monthly Prime membership fee

    Amazon increases monthly Prime membership fee

    Friday, January 19 2018 11:12 AM EST2018-01-19 16:12:39 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 11:19 AM EST2018-01-19 16:19:16 GMT
    Amazon upped it's Prime fee by 18 percent. (Source: Pixaby)Amazon upped it's Prime fee by 18 percent. (Source: Pixaby)

    The premium membership  which grants faster shipping and access to Amazon Video, will increase by 18 percent.

    The premium membership  which grants faster shipping and access to Amazon Video, will increase by 18 percent.

Powered by Frankly