Columbus to Install Surveillance Cameras for $1.3M Safety Initiative

This will be the first addition of surveillance cameras in the city since 2013.

COLUMBUS, OH –  The Columbus City Council announced it will consider adding 27 surveillance cameras to nine locations throughout the city as part of a $1.27 million public-safety initiative.

The contract for purchase and installation with vendor Tyco SimplexGrinnell will cost $720,000.

Since the start of the Neighborhood Safety Program five years ago, the safety camera program has expanded to 300 cameras in 100 locations, according to Columbus Business First.

The cameras are described in the City Council’s agenda item as “part of a comprehensive approach to fight crime in Columbus neighborhoods, thereby preserving the public health, property, safety and welfare.”

Neighborhood watch groups and police commanders will provide guidance for determining where the cameras will go.

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