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$900,000 for Houston's Public Safety Video Network

Staff Writer |
Houston City Council approved over $900,000 worth of grant-funded contracts to enhance the City's public safety video network.

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Houston's existing network currently covers high-density and high-threat areas throughout the city including downtown, the Texas Medical Center, local sports and event venues and integrates with traffic cameras through the City's partnership in Houston Transtar.

"Having the additional cameras across Houston will not only help us keep special events like the Super Bowl safe, it also provides the Houston Police Department with more eyes across the city every day," said Mayor Sylvester Turner,

"We also know that utilizing this technology to help detect and prevent threats remotely, helps us shift our resources towards community policing, investigations, and protecting neighborhoods from crime."

The approved funding will specifically go towards the acquisition and installation of new cameras in and around Super Bowl-related event venues, as well as ongoing maintenance and support for the existing system.

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