Small City Surveillance Leasing Investigated

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Aug 22, 2013

Is leasing cameras a good solution for municipalities with small budgets? A small city in Ohio is participating in a trial to find out. By paying month to month instead of buying its own system, Canton found a way to provide its city with a surveillance system while avoiding extra costs for maintenance and repairs. We interviewed city officials and the integrator, examining the system and the pros and cons of the contract.

Background

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Future *****

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Comments (2)

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