Penn State spends $1.4M on 600 new campus security cameras

  • Authorities say they will delete the recordings after 30 days
  • No student opposition to the plan thus far

Authorities at Penn State University (PSU) are set to spend $1.4 million on 600 new security cameras which will be placed in dorms and dining halls on its main campus wit the stated aim of curb campus crime.

A local news site, Philly.comreports that the school started installing the cameras in October, and are set to finish by May 2014.

The cameras are being be placed near doors, elevators, and on loading docks, but not in corridors or student dorm rooms according to reports. 

Recordings will be kept for 30 days and will be used by university police in the event of an on-campus crime report.

Stan Latta, the assistant vice president for housing, food services, and residence life at PSU, told Philly on Saturday that there has not been any student opposition to the new cameras.

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