ViewVault Classroom Monitoring System
TEKVOX ViewVault is a secured self-contained ceiling-mounted audio/video recording system capable of recording and storing 3-6 months (1667 hours) of high-definition video and audio. ViewVault provides full compliance with Texas SB 507 and is a cost-effective drop-in solution requiring very little resources to install and operate. This Drop-In Solution includes dual cameras and microphones, a recording PC, removable hard drive, uninterruptible power supply, and status indicator. For standard operation ViewVault operates as a stand-alone device requiring no network connection or maintenance. The system is pre-configured prior to shipment and is installed in the ceiling tile grid with the included cameras, microphones and accessories, with a single power connection. There are standard configuration options for Resource and Life-Skills room configurations.
When powered, the system automatically goes into operation and no human intervention is required for SB 507 compliant operation. When it is necessary to view the stored recordings, an authorized administrator can unlock the rugged steel ceiling unit and extract the removable storage unit that contains a password-protected backup copy of all recordings (originals are maintained in the ViewVault recording unit). Recordings are stored in 30-minute increments in individual files named with a ‘room_date_time’ format that is easy to browse and locate desired content. Recordings are captured in standard video file format and are easily viewable on any common laptop computer. Simple inquiries can be resolved in minutes with no special training. Should it be necessary, the entire ViewVault electronic system is mounted on a removable tray and can fully removed for detailed discovery or forensics.
ViewVault can optionally be connected to the campus network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi for remote management or ad-hoc retrieval of stored content (Note: real-time remote monitoring of a classroom is not allowed under SB 507). In normal operation, a ViewVault uses negligible network bandwidth or resources.
Texas State Senate Bill No. 507
S.B. No. 507 requires that, in a school district of open-enrollment charter school, a video camera and associated equipment must be provided in self-contained special education classrooms. These recording systems must be placed in every room where a majority of students are provided special education services, and must cover all areas of the classroom. Recorded video must be retained for 6 months, and cannot be accessible in real time or used for any other purpose than the promotion of student safety.
- Low support cost with no external storage required
- Password-protected content storage, accessible remotely or in-person, with easy-to-navigate directory
- Record and retain 3-6 months of classroom audio and video
- Prohibits real-time monitoring and evaluation
- Secure enclosure and data encryption protects recording integrity
- Both schedule-based and motion-activated recording available
- Low installation cost with no additional infrastructure requirements