Company offers monitoring in case of active shooter


Code Red Remote Overwatch Support

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BUCKHANNON – A business in Upshur County is now offering a service it hopes it never has to use.

Sentry Surveillance, which specializes in security camera installation, has added a Code Red Remote Overwatch Support to help law enforcement on scene of a potential school shooting incident, according to owner Rob Lambert.

“We specialize in security cameras,” he said. “Then we started installing them in schools and I saw the link between the technology and the need for this type of service.

“We are having school shootings and officers are blind going into a bad situation. Time is lost. Time is everything. The faster they can respond and get things under control and it will be better for everybody.”

The first officer on scene often enters the building to try to diffuse the situation and may only know what has been relayed to the E-911 dispatchers.

“Not having information is the worst thing if you want to move quickly,” Lambert said. “This is the best way to get them the information they need immediately.”

Sentry Surveillance offers a Code Red Remote Overwatch System with a monitoring center that has a dedicated direct line available to school systems to use in the event of an emergency. The emergency could be an active shoote