West Virginia City Considering Installation of New Security Cameras

West Virginia City Considering Installation of New Security Cameras

West Virginia city looks to install security cameras in places where power is limited.

Officials in Buckhannon, W. Va. are considering the installation of new security cameras at city parks, along the river walk trail and on the city's most popular street.

Police chief Matt Gregory said mobile cameras are part of the security plan and are ideal for areas that may not have available power sources.

"There are locations where connectivity to power is limited in town, and particularly on parts of the walk trail where we have unfortunately seen incidents of vandalism and other such events," Gregory said.

Gregory said the 16 AA batteries in the IP cameras would last up to six months before they would need to be switched out.

"In terms of safety and security, the cameras have paid dividends to the City of Buckhannon," Gregory said. "We are able to monitor these cameras at the station and we have witnessed felony drug transactions in the park and we were able to address it right as it was occurring."

Mayor David McCauley said he wanted director of public works Jerry Arnold and Gregory to collaborate, identify sites and costs and how many cameras they may need in the next few months as budgets are discussed.

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