The City plans to install 15 new security cameras on new utility poles to City’s existing security network.

The City plans to install 15 new security cameras on new utility poles to City’s existing security network. The plan also includes adding 19 cameras to the existing maintenance contract with City’s camera vendor Hitachi Vantara and funding Pepco’s cost to provide power to those utility poles.

Another security camera project has been undertaken at the office complex on Baltimore Avenue between Calvert and Hartwick Roads. For this project, we used four cameras from our existing inventory. Those cameras will also be added to our maintenance contract when the warranty expires. This cost is included in the current proposal.

The map shows the new locations in our security camera system. Out of 15 cameras, two will be added to north College Park – one at the end of Lackawanna street near the Metro, and another on Rhode Island Avenue near Duvall Field.

All cameras will be independent, stand-alone cameras with 360-degree fixed-focus views. Video data is stored on-site and retrievable remotely. These will not be on the UMPD monitored system, but they and PGPD investigators will have access to the video.

The total project cost, including the Pepco cost, is $295,926.83. A portion of the cost is anticipated to be reimbursed with CPCUP Grant funds ($119,221), with the remainder to be funded from Capital Improvement Project # 092003 funds.