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NU to add security cameras at Tech Institute

Northwestern University officials say they plan to install 30 new closed circuit television cameras in and around the Technological Institute in Evanston.

The cameras, intended to deter crime and help in investigating criminal incidents, are in addition to 65 cameras being installed this spring on the school's Chicago campus.

The cameras at the Technological Institute will be placed at interior entrances to buildings as well as in corridors that utilize bridges or tunnels to connect to other buildings. On the exterior of the building, cameras will be mounted to cover both the north and south moats as well the Tech Plaza. The project is due to be completed in June.

Cameras are being installed in part by a request from the Undergraduate Budget Priorities Committee to enhance security at Tech where research activities often continue late into the night and early morning as well as on weekends and holidays. To further enhance security efforts, Tech recently changed its building access policies to secure side doors on weekday evenings and to lock all doors on weekend evenings requiring key use after those hours. 

The school says all CCTV cameras on campus are operated in compliance with its Video Recording and Surveillance Policy.

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