Tulsa's Downtown Coordinating Council To Vote On Security Camera Network

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 12:06 pm
By: News On 6

The Downtown Coordinating Council is voting Wednesday on a new private security camera network for downtown Tulsa.

The camera network, Securonet Virtual Safety Network, “enables members to rapidly map the surveillance cameras in their target areas, share live or recorded video and data, and collaborate to aid in investigations & deter crime,” according to Securonet’s website.  

The Securonet site states that the network is accessed via a secure, members-only on-line platform.

The plans for the security camera network is a public-private collaboration, officials said. The camera network is the same network that was used in recent riots in Minneapolis.

The Downtown Coordinating Council plans to vote on whether or not to pledge up to a 50 percent matching grant of $10,000 to install the network.

Law enforcement can join forces with businesses and neighborhood groups to access video content from a city-wide network of cameras to monitor, prevent and prosecute crimes.

Downtown already has a fairly extensive use of private security cameras, but the DCC thinks utilizing them in a greater way will be able to help businesses in the long run.