Atlanta video hub will tap city's security cameras

Will compile and analyze footage from thousands of public and private security cameras throughout the city


By Marcus K. Garner
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — Someday very soon, if you stroll through Piedmont Park, travel the Downtown Connector, hit one of the bars or restaurants in Midtown or visit the Georgia Dome or Philips Arena, you'll have an invisible companion: the Atlanta Police Department.

This spring, the department will open a video integration center designed to compile and analyze footage from thousands of public and private security cameras throughout the city. Images from as many as 500 cameras in downtown and Midtown are expected to be flowing into the center by mid-summer.

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