Heidelberg Project installs solar-powered security system

One of the Heidelberg Project's recently destroyed installations.

After a string of arsons starting late last year, the Heidelberg Project has installed a comprehensive solar-powered security system, a Heidelberg Project spokesperson announced.

The plan includes a DVR mainframe with remote monitoring capability, more than 10 strategically placed cameras, and solar-panel-powered streetlights. The security was paid for, in part, by 950 donors who contributed more than $54,000 via the fundraising site Indiegogo in just one month.

The Project also received donations from the Fred M. & Barbara A. Erb Family Foundation and the Kresge Foundation. Harrison Township company Nomax Technologies, LLC, Solar Street Light USA of Holland, Michigan and Livonia-based Digital Planet/Detroit Networks contributed equipment and services as well. This follows the recent announcement of a grant from The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs of more than $19,000 for operational support.

Read up on MT columnist Larry Gabriel's take on the Heidelberg Project here, and feel free to engage in the age-old debate as to whether the Heidelberg Project is "art" or not in the comments section.

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