TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – Northwestern Michigan College is nearly doubling the number of on-campus security cameras amid reports of increased crime on college campuses nationwide.

The college’s board of trustees voted unanimously on June 12 to award a nearly $500,000 contract to Siemens Industry for the installation of 180 security cameras and automated door locks reports the Record-Eagle.

College President Tim Nelson says the new security measures are geared toward keeping students safe although school officials says the university hasn’t tracked a rise in on-campus crime.

The work is expected to be completed this summer.

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