The University of Kentucky is spending nearly $5 million to assemble a campus security system that relies heavily on 2,000 surveillance cameras, raising questions among some privacy advocates.

[caption id="attachment_47902" align="alignleft" width="215"]system-security-university The new system will feature 2,000 surveillance cameras.[/caption]

Other elements of the system include student ID cards that can track when students enter buildings after hours and the ability to lock down buildings from another location.

The system also includes 26 new "Blue Phone" locations with video cameras, as well as early-warning speakers for crises such as weather emergencies, which will augment...

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