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Council to Discuss Expanding Security Cameras Along Route 1

Security Camera locations in Lakeland

Security Camera locations in Lakeland

In this Tuesday’s worksession, the Council will discuss approval of a contract to install several surveillance security cameras along Route 1, in the Lakeland neighborhood.

The City received a $50,000 grant award from the Governor’s Office of Cd me Control and Prevention (GOCCP) for expansion of the City’s security camera system into the Lakeland area neighborhood. The Council must approve purchase of equipment and services due to the proposed cost in excess of $30,000.

An application was submitted for a grant to expand the City’s security camera and license plate recognition system to the Lakeland area. The grant application was for $216,512 for a system of remote controlled pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) and license plate recognition (LPR) security cameras at 11 locations. The City was awarded $50,000 and requested a revised quote from A vrio RMS Group, the currently contracted vendor for City security cameras.

The $50,000 quote provides for three (3) PTZ cameras and two (2) LPR to be installed at three (3) locations along Baltimore Avenue. An additional LPR camera, on Baltimore Avenue, could be included at a cost of $15,000 paid from available City funds. By installing these cameras at locations one through four as shown on the map, all vehicles entering the neighborhood could be monitored and pedestrian traffic and incidents along Baltimore A venue south of Lakeland Road extending north of Berwyn House Road could also be monitored.

UMD police would be able to monitor and control the PTZ cameras and receive LPR data for stolen/suspect vehicles. Consultation with UMD police confinned these four locations as the best use of this reduced grant project to expand the existing City CCTY ILPR security system. Future expansion will be dependent on available funding.

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