City of Atlanta to Add Surveillance Cameras

October 18th, 2012

As reported this week by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), the City Council for the City of Atlanta voted to spend $2.25 million to expand its video surveillance presence in the city.  City of Atlanta officials are pointing to the existing video surveillance infrastructure as one reason that crime in some categories has been reduced.

According to the AJC, “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.'”

This new project will add 112 video surveillance cameras to the 762 existing video surveillance cameras in Atlanta.

Read more about it in the AJC article.

-Scott Hightower, Verified Security