SHELDON – The humble Sheldon Prairie Museum is banking on high tech with its new arsenal of surveillance cameras. An upgrade costs $ 26,000.
The publicly funded Sheldon Historical Society paid half as one of the two groups overseeing the museum. The museum authority, which works exclusively with donations and commemorative funds, took the rest of the bill. Director Millie Vos is a member of the two groups.
“We had surveillance cameras, but they weren’t the latest,” Vos said. “We didn’t get any pictures in which we could really see people’s faces or anything like that.”
The outdated system only had five cameras, none of which were placed outside the building. The new recorders not only protect against break-ins and theft, but also help to allay security concerns.
Vos said that if there was a fall, either inside the museum or on the steps outside, the liability expense …