College Announces $10 Million Dollar Security Upgrade

Morehead State University will mainly use the money for new surveillance cameras.

A public university in Kentucky is upgrading its security systems after a campus safety assessment.

Morehead State University will put $10 million dollars toward the upgrade, although a local bank is loaning the university the vast majority of the money according to the school’s press release.

The plan revolves around the addition of 200 surveillance cameras to be placed around the campus. The university police chief described the school’s current video coverage as “limited” and said the upgrade is “way overdue.”

The current cameras used by the school cannot zoom in or sense motion the way most new cameras can. The current surveillance system also isn’t connected to the campus police department, something the upgrade will solve with a command center being added to the campus police station that allows officers to monitor all camera footage.

The cameras will start being installed in the next five to six months.

The university had recently brought in the company Secure Watch 24 to assess the campus security operations.

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