LAPD deploys surveillance cameras

Broadband and video surveillance solutions provider Wi4Net, a division of CelPlan Technologies, announced Monday that it has completed the installation of the first series of wireless camera systems for the Los Angeles Police Department.

According to a statement, this initial deployment will help the Mission, Foothill and Southwest area police stations monitor gang activity and other crimes. In addition, Wi4Net said the city’s Wireless Camera Surveillance System (WCSS) program will also enable other area stations to deploy compatible surveillance systems in the future.

Capt. Bill Scott, commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Area, said that the cameras have already aided in solving several crimes.

"The cost of crime and the cost of preventing crime is very expensive and the potential impact of crime deterrence that we expect to realize with continued successes from the use of our surveillance cameras are particularly important during these tough economic times," Scott said.

CelPlan CEO Leonhard Korowajczuk said that the next deployments are scheduled for the Topanga and West Valley area stations.

"We are honored to be in the position to support the City of Los Angeles in this important program," Korowajczuk said. "Being the second largest city in the country and with the associated policing challenges that are to be expected, I foresee these systems to become a national showcase of the value that citywide surveillance can bring as a public safety tool."

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