With over 1,350 cameras installed across the City, network cameras have become a critical and valuable resource for public safety. Over the past few years, the Technology & Innovation Department (TID) has been working to modernize obsolete and closed-circuit camera systems as opportunities arise. Recently, Measure A funding provided several opportunities to upgrade camera systems at multiple park locations, including Houghton Park, McBride Park, Orizaba Park, and Veterans Park. City Departments, including Police, Fire, Public Works, and Health and Human Services, have also sponsored network camera upgrade or expansion projects.
As the City undertakes new design and construction projects, they are routinely assessed for any network camera needs. TID has also submitted multiple proposed network camera projects for State and federal stimulus funding consideration. TID works closely with LBPD and other City departments to prioritize camera maintenance, repair, and upgrades as staffing and funding resources become available.