Accra Technical University has taken delivery of the first phase of a Closed-circuit television (CCTV) monitoring and surveillance system in a very brief handing over ceremony on Wednesday 11th December, 2019 on the University premises.
This forms part of the University’s efforts to curb crime and ensure general safety on campus.
According to Mr. Isaac Aryee, Sales Executive (Communications) at Dizengoff Ghana Limited – a communications solutions provider, and the project contractor –  The Administration Block and the ATU Guest House are the two facilities to kick-start the project as plans are underway to have other facilities on campus also fitted with surveillance cameras.
The first phase has CCTV cameras at various vantage points on both buildings as well as one CCTV control room each; fitted with flat screen televisions and other accompanying monitoring equipment.
According to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Professor Amevi Acakpovi, the primary goal of the installation is to protect property, ensure safety and monitor activities on campus. ‘‘This is not a new thing, it is standard operating practice. We need to protect the lives and properties within the University as well as monitor activities of staff and students on campus,’’ he explained.
The Vice-Chancellor of Accra Technical University, Prof. Samuel Nii Odai, led some top Management members to take delivery of the new security installations.