DHS Grant Helps U. of Tennessee Deploy Video Surveillance Unit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—The University of Tennessee (UT) will upgrade its video surveillance unit later this fall with help from a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant.

UT plans to use the $196,000 Buffer Zone Protection Program grant to install additional cameras to its Neyland Stadium and to upgrade the venue’s closed-circuit system, according to KnoxNews.com.

The new system will allow officers in the command center to view a scene, identify the problem and relay the information to police or medics prior to their arrival to the incident.

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