In a move to combat crime activity, the City of Calgary is deploying new closed-circuit television surveillance cameras in downtown areas in a one-year pilot project.
Up to 24 cameras will be installed in various locations in a two kilometer radius around City Hall, such as Olympic Plaza and the East Village, on a wireless network. The police and senior bylaw officers would view the video downloaded on authorized laptops.
City council approved the project, which will cost $500,000, on Mon., Mar. 17.