The LAPD has deployed 16 wireless cameras in the west San Fernando Valley to help identify criminals.

The cameras can provide facial recognition at distances of up to 600 feet and are currently up and running.

The cameras cost $680,000, said the LA Times.

The LAPD’s West Valley and Topanga divisions each received eight cameras. Each station will be able to view live feeds and can keep footage for five years.

Of the LAPD surveillance camera systems that are located throughout Los Angeles, this is the only system in which the video signal is transmitted wirelessly through 3G and 4G technology, said the LA Times.