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Cincinnati State Builds New Security System

Students at Cincinnati State are heading back to class under a new security system so cutting edge it has campuses across the country taking notice.
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Students at Cincinnati State are heading back to class under a new security system so cutting edge it has campuses across the country taking notice.

The system combines one-dimensional schematics with a virtual look and interface that maps the entire school.

The program was originally a project designed to maintain the buildings and cut down on utility costs. It was enhanced to help protect students against campus threats such as fire, theft and violence.

"If something would happen on campus, we cold go in with conjunction of other things we have on campus, and we could take a virtual tour of that room," Public Safety Director Mike Wylie said.

Anyone who accesses the system will know what furniture, chemicals or walls are in a room before even stepping into it. All the information can be accessed via the Web, as well.

"A virtual system anywhere in the world, if you have credentials to get on, you can look at it across the street, across town. You could look at it at California, share it among contractors, that sort of thing," CMC Technologies president Charlie Charnegie said.

Students are only vaguely aware of the system that Facility One, CMC Technologies and Cincinnati State teamed up to build -- yet other schools are making requests for it.

"You could save money with it and the biggest thing I'm concerned about, you can save lives with it," Wylie said.

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