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TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – After months of an uptick in gun violence in Troy. The city is moving forward with it’s plan to update city surveillance cameras.
Earlier this month, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden signed with a vendor company called Eclipse Network Solutions. Troy City Council President Carmella Montella says as of last night, they are one step closer.
“In our Troy City Council 2021 budget meeting, Troy Police Chief Brian Owens updated us that the contract has been signed,” said Mantello.
One hundred twenty cameras will be placed in an expanded area for video usage only. They will not have license plate or facial recognition capability. They will have the ability to operate remotely while the current cameras are being fixed.
Eclipse Network Solutions’ bid includes both servers and storage separate from the city’s current network.
Troy Deputy Director of Public Information John Salka says it’s more important than ever to have to these cameras be used a resource to deter crime.
“They are one tool in the Troy Police Department’s tool box when they investigate crimes,” said he.
“It can track down a suspect whether it be a tattoo or a sneaker. Whatever it is …
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