UNC Charlotte’s associate vice chancellor has pledged to increase the number of cameras on campus

CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — There are already more than 1,300 cameras on the UNC Charlotte campus, and $1.5 million in funding will see more put in parking lots hard hit by criminality. The new cameras will use analytics and can track suspicious activity.

Car break-ins and suspicious people on the UNC Charlotte campus.

A student, who does not wish to be identified, said she saw the man in question at her residence

“He picked up a random shirt from the laundry that had ‘Personal’ written on it and put it on,” the student added. “It was someone’s UREC shirt. And he just put it on.

The man was identified by University Police and cited for trespassing, according to a UNC Charlotte spokesperson.

“I’ve never felt unsafe before,” the student said. “But after this incident, I honestly don’t feel very well.”

“I think a lot of it is people who don’t understand the proactive steps we’re taking,” said John Bogdan, associate vice chancellor for safety and security at UNC Charlotte. “The actions we take and that’s a big part of that.”

Getting this message across has been one of Bogdan’s priorities. He also ensures that there is a watchful eye on every corner of campus.

It’s not Big Brother watching, just more of a tool in the public safety toolbox

“Put more cameras in wide open spaces between walking paths,” Bogdan added. “The areas in the quad, the areas where the students are day and night.”

The new camera technology will be added to more than 1,300 cameras already on campus. And once the new state-of-the-art system is installed, they will be able to track a person in question.

“The system has the ability to tag them, much like you would on Facebook or something, and then we can tag them anywhere else in the system,” Bogdan said.

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