Atlanta adds cameras to video surveillance system
ATLANTA—The Atlanta City Council has voted to spend $2.25 million to increase video surveillance throughout the city. An additional 112 cameras will be added in and around downtown, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Video surveillance in the city has been in place for more than year. The new cameras will bring the total to 762. The cameras are monitored at the Loudermilk Video Integration Center, which links communications between Atlanta police, private security forces and government law enforcement agencies.
Atlanta’s Chief Operating Officer Duriya Farooqui told the newspaper that video surveillance has become a “key part of our crime reduction strategy to provide real time information.”