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Security Cameras Being Installed on Downtown Mall

Post Date:03/30/2018 4:09 PM
mall-camera-squareThe City of Charlottesville has begun the first phase of a project to install security cameras on the Downtown Mall. The initiative is part of the city's long-term plan to improve security in the downtown area.
  • Seven security cameras are being installed in a four-block area at locations near City Hall, the Charlottesville & Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Market Street Parking Garage where the City already has wired data infrastructure connections.
  • The cameras are for investigative purposes only and there will be no active monitoring of the camera feeds. A video server in the City’s IT data center will store any given day’s footage for a maximum of 30-days.
  • The budget for this project (equipment and installation) is $54,148.85.
Future phases -- which would extend coverage on the Downtown Mall to areas where the City does not currently have wired data infrastructure -- are in development.

 

Photo: Security camera installed on Charlottesville City Hall earlier this week.

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