|Posted by yokes|
I can't speak for that one, but I noticed a very similar treatment starting to be used on some schools in Detroit. I wonder if it is to try and seal the building, but still provide visibility so that cops driving by can see if someone is inside. (which plywood and VPS doesn't allow)
Detroit has moved from VPS to Videofied cameras that are motion-based and will alert police. Took this from one of those shitty detroit urbex websites. I presume this is what you are talking about. The cameras are super efficient and the only way to get rid of them is to cut the power.
The cameras, known as Videofied, were relatively small cameras that would hang on the walls inside the vacant school. When somebody would enter the school, the cameras would be turned on by sensing motion and they would begin recording. The video clips were then sent to Detroit Public Schools Police, who would respond to the proper scene. Videofied was responsible for arresting hundreds of scrappers, trespassers, vandals, and even the occasional urban explorer. The Videofied system was Detroit Public School’s response to the Vacant Property Security (VPS) dilemma. By 2009, it seemed that the metal VPS sheets were disappearing on many of the vacant schools because the scrappers had figured out how to remove them. As of late 2009, the newly vacant schools would now get Videofied instead of VPS. Some of the vacant schools that had already closed and already had VPS would also now get the Videofied as well.