- Associated Press - Thursday, February 27, 2014

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - A new security system at Central Wyoming College will allow administrators to monitor campus activity - online - from any location.

Central Wyoming’s board of trustees signed off on the $115,000 program from S2 Security Corp. to replace existing security technology, The Riverton Ranger reported Thursday.

College spokesman John Wood said the new system won’t go down with sporadic power outages. Security staff can quickly lock individual rooms and buildings from a remote location online, Wood said. The program has been installed in the Health and Science Center, Professional Technical Center and Classroom Wing.

School president Jo Anne McFarland said the new system makes it easier to monitor security on a 24-hour basis.

“College buildings are expanding and are used days, nights, weekends and even some holidays,” McFarland said. “An important component of campus security is the ability to manage unlocking and locking of buildings as quickly and efficiently as possible with a minimum of staffing.”

The expanded installation has been paid for with capital construction money. State coal lease bonus funds will cover the rest of the work.

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Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, http://www.dailyranger.com