Atlanta to Spend $2 Million on Security Cameras
More than 100 additional security cameras, most of them aimed at curbing crime in and around downtown Atlanta, will go online soon. Atlanta's city council recently after voted to spend $2.25 million to beef up surveillance throughout the city.
The cameras are part of an effort to address a crime problem that could threaten Atlanta’s tourism and business growth, while intimidating students who attend college downtown.
Atlanta’s Chief Operating Officer Duriya Farooqui said video surveillance — which has been in place in its current form since last September — for has become a “key part of our crime reduction strategy to provide real time information.”
With the addition of 112 new cameras, there are 762 cameras that are being constantly monitored in a video integration center that opened last September.
The cameras will be funded by grants and supported by the Atlanta Police Foundation.