Video cameras continue to be installed around campus, increasing the likelihood that the movements of students and staff may be recorded. Pictured above is one of two cameras recently installed in the lobby of Building 54. At the same time, one or more cameras were installed in the basement entrances of the same building.
Thomas W. Komola, manger of the Security and Emergency Management office, said that cameras became functional just last week and that the School of Science had requested them after a series of thefts.
The footage from these cameras is managed by the Security Office, Komola said, is subject to the same access restrictions as their other cameras: “The MIT Police Department is the sole entity that may request and use this information,” and “a written request must be signed and presented by the Chief of MIT Police.”
— John A. Hawkinson