Under recently approved legislation, convenience stores in Milwaukee, Wis., will be required to have at least two high-resolution surveillance cameras in operation at their businesses, according to a story published last week by the Milwaukee News Buzz.
The goal of the new ordinance, according to the report, is to provide authorities with better video evidence for criminal prosecutions. The city’s previous ordinance only required convenience stores to have a single camera that provided "reproducible digital color images," the story noted.
In addition to requiring convenience stores to install high-resolution cameras, the new legislation also requires that they point one camera at the store’s entrance and another in their cash register area. Store owners must also record footage on CDs or DVDs that cannot be overwritten.
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