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Camera Questions & Answers
What is the purpose of the cameras and the reason for posting them on the City website?
The Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) are used to monitor traffic conditions at key locations in the City. By posting the CCTV images on the City’s website, citizens have the opportunity to check the existing traffic conditions in real time from their computer at work or at home.
This information may prove valuable to citizens planning a trip to one of the locations where CCTV cameras are installed by allowing the citizens to check traffic conditions prior to traveling to or through one of those locations.
How are the camera locations chosen?
The CCTV cameras are deployed at critical locations where high traffic demand occurs. At this time, four cameras have been installed in the Greenbrier area.
Who funds this project?
The CCTV cameras and the communication infrastructure required to transmit the video images are funded through the federal Congestion, Mitigation, and Air Quality (CMAQ) program. No City match is required.
How many intersections have cameras?
CCTV cameras scan 23 signalized intersections.
Will the cameras be used by law enforcement?
No. The cameras are strictly used for traffic monitoring purposes.
Are the camera images recorded?
Are the cameras used for any other purpose besides traffic monitoring?
No. Any use of the cameras other than for traffic monitoring purposes is strictly prohibited.
Can these cameras be used for insurance purposes in case of accidents?
No. The camera images are provided to the public strictly for informational purposes only and are not to be used for any other purpose.