Atlanta Adopts License Plate Readers, Surveillance Cameras

After reviewing crime data, certain parts of the city will receive the security upgrades in coming weeks.

The City of Atlanta is getting a facelift when it comes to security.

The Atlanta Police Foundation began installing the first 50 video surveillance cameras and license plate readers on Tuesday as part of the city’s plan to improve public safety in Council District 8, as detailed by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The entire project is expected to be completed by the second week of March. The cameras and readers will be installed in strategic locations based on crime data and other factors. The Atlanta Police Foundation and the Atlanta Police Department partnered to develop the plan for the cameras and readers.

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Funding for the cameras came from Atlanta City Councilmember Yolanda Aldrean, who contributed $300,000 of her budget. The mayor’s office matched Aldrean’s contribution, while private investors from residents and businesses have totaled $2 million, the AJC reports.

Read the entire report above for all the details on how Atlanta is working to improve its situational awareness.

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