Georgia Southern investing $1.2 million to upgrade campus security cameras

Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 1:52 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2023 at 5:11 PM EST
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STATESBORO, Ga. (WTOC) - Georgia Southern University is planning a upgrade to its campus security cameras and video technology.

University police say with this security system upgrade they’re more likely to have an image of something as it happens and have a clearer picture of it.

The $1.2 million upgrade will include adding more cameras and replacing many of the older ones on all three campuses and replacing them with digital models with higher resolutions. It will bring more locations, like lobbies, hallways, stairwells into focus.

“Looking at these cameras, we have some entrances and exits. We can see vehicles, but can’t always identify them very clearly. The new system will allow us to identify them by their tag, or characteristics like make, model, color,” University Police Chief Laura McCullough said.

The system will also allow them to link in with Statesboro and Savannah police and their camera networks. It gives them more eyes to spot crimes and other problems.

“Whether it’s something as simple as a fender bender in a parking lot, or something more serious, we can pick up on that information and respond to it.”

In addition, they’ll add more storage space for feed footage to allow them archive access to something that became important days later.

They hope to have everything in place by Fall semester.