News Channel 5 installed a SkyNet Camera at Tech, helping to put Cookeville on the map.Channel 5 considered installing the camera in Cookeville for several months but was unsure of the location. The station chose Tech because they saw the university as a symbol of the community.
“The university will benefit greatly from the new SkyNet Cam because it provides Tech the opportunity to be mentioned and recognized across the state,” said Monica Greppin, associate vice president for marketing and communications.
With help from campus facilities, Channel 5 considered several locations before installing the camera, mount and computer on Kittrell Hall.
“We chose this location so that the camera could face DerryBerry Hall,” said Greppin. “We wanted to display the iconic image of Tech, the tower and eagle of DerryBerry.”
Several cities across middle Tennessee are home to SkyNet Cameras, including Murfreesboro, Clarksville and Columbia, all of which are available for viewing at www.newschannel5.com. Channel 5 is currently working on posting the Cookeville SkyNet Camera online.
“Our eventual goal would be to implement the SkyNet Camera with the Tech website,” said Greppin. “We would like to have a live link to the camera as well as current weather conditions.”
Once the camera is posted online, it may be viewed at www.newschannel5.com by clicking on Weather, then SkyNet Cameras.
For more information, email Greppin at MGreppin@tntech.edu.