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Georgetown BID to Fund Security Cameras

New cameras will be placed throughout the commercial corridor.

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) approved funding for new security cameras throughout the commercial area of Georgetown.

"I am very supportive and pleased" with the decision said Ed Solomon a safety chair for both the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission and the BID.

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Solomon said the plans had been in the works for some time. He hopes that the cameras will be a tool for the police to address crime in the retail corridors of the neighborhood.

The move comes just weeks after at businesses in Georgetown.

The Citizens Association of Georgetown recently started its own camera program to increase security in the area. Solomon said the BID cameras would be separate from the CAG program.

fredrodriguez November 13, 2012 at 07:23 AM
I believe security cameras will act as deterrence for robbers. Many robbers tend to notice CCTVs in the building and decide to look for easier targets instead. Besides, there were also many incidences that CCTV was able to capture images of the robbers and helped police in arresting the criminals. However, these commercial buildings can further improve their security systems by adding portable vehicle barriers at their entrances. They can raise the barrier after office hours and allow only registered cars to enter. This will prevent unknown cars from entering the buildings; hence further improve the safety of the building. - http://www.rosssecuritysolutions.com/

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