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Elmwood Schools getting updated security system

BLOOMDALE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A new security system will soon be coming to Elmwood Local Schools to ensure even more safety to the students and staff.

All of the doors will be upgraded to new security software, which will allow school staff to control them from one location. 

Superintendent Tony Borton says the new system will make the day-to-day routine more convenient, but it is especially top-notch for dealing with emergency situations.

"I can simply go to either the software, or I'll have an app on my phone, where I can basically put in some commands and basically lock down, so every key is deactivated," said Borton.

The new system will cost just over $20,000, but $15,000 of that will come from grant money.

School staff members say they're very excited about the new system and they think it will be very beneficial to the school.

Sandy Rhodes has grandchildren that went to Elmwood, and she also works as a substitute custodian there. She says she thinks this is a great idea.

"There's just a lot of traffic through there, with parents coming and with sales people, and BGSU students come in, so there's a lot of people coming in and out of that building all day long," said Rhodes.​

The school hopes to have the system installed by October of this year.

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