Protecting the town’s infrastructure
Grand Falls-Windsor to upgrade surveillance systems around town
GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, NL – The Town of Grand Falls-Windsor has allocated $35,000 to install surveillance cameras at various locations around town.
“We’ve got a number of areas around town where we’d like to have security cameras,” said Mayor Barry Manuel, “basically any facilities in town where we’ve got infrastructure we’d like to protect and that there’s public usage of.”
The Town already uses security cameras in some areas such as the town hall, and Joe Byrne and Windsor stadiums, just to name a few.
Areas with older systems in place will undergo some upgrades, and new areas such as Gorge Park, the skate park and playgrounds, will see new surveillance cameras installed.
Cameras are intended to deter illegal activities, such as an incident the town recently dealt with at the regular Saturday garbage drop-off site at Whitmore Street, off Toulette Drive.
People were dropping off garbage on days other than Saturday, leaving garbage outside the gate or dropping off things that don’t belong there.
The town installed security cameras and signage with clear indication of the rules, which has deterred these kinds of acts from happening.
Anyone still doing these things found themselves with a ticket from the municipal police, who were able to catch them by viewing the camera footage.