Indianapolis Works on Repairing Surveillance Cameras, Adding Connectivity

Indianapolis Works on Repairing Surveillance Cameras, Adding Connectivity

When it comes to citizen safety, the police cameras in Indianapolis are meant to keep an eye on crime and help catch potential threats.

Surveillance cameras at 78 different locations in Indianapolis, Ind. are meant to be recording 24 hours a day, but a local news station recently found that several of the cameras are no longer working. 

The cameras are old. The first phase installed in 2007 and a second phase installed in 2012 for the Super Bowl.

Last year, it was discovered that a number of the cameras at the Indianapolis Housing Agency were broken. Since then, IHA has fixed all but nine of their 411 cameras and have gone as far as to connect their cameras directly to metro police.

"If I called 911 and I'm on a property that has cameras that can be accessed by the 911 dispatcher, operator, police department," IHA Executive Director, John Hall said. "And that's going to help them identify them perpetrator or be better equipped in real time."

As for the other broken cameras, city-county council approved funding the form at the end of last year, and the city says they have been working on the process to start repairing them.

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.

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