Well, I went back through the Board Docs for the past few months and found the details:
First, at the 3/3 meeting, the claims register shows that a check was issued to Raptor Technologies in the amount of $33,600 for screening equipment.
At the 2/3 meeting the Superintendent made the following recommendation to purchase the Raptor system for all schools:
"The Raptor Security System would be used by the schools to screen visitors and print visitor badges. The visitor will present their driver's license to the secretary who will scan it into the system. The system does a quick background check on the visitor. If the visitor has a record for putting students at risk, the system can telephone, e-mail or send a text to the principal and SRO. It prints the badge with the current date on it so the visitor can't use it to get in via another door on a different day. Scott Stewart, Steve Hobgood and Tom Dykiel viewed this system at New Albany/Floyd in December and were impressed with what it does. It's an internet hosted subscription which utilizes local hardware such as scanners and printers. The total cost for 21 units is $33,600 and there will be an annual access fee of $480 per location or $10,080."
What this REALLY is, in my opinion, is a waste of time and money to give someone a false sense of security. The only one gaining from this system is Oscar Parada (the owner of Raptor!).