New statistics released by the FBI suggesting an increase in crime rates by as much as 9% spurred the Niagara County District Attorney’s Office to take action to ensure the County remained a safe, family-friendly community.
Operation SafeCam was set up as a joint initiative between the DA's office, Niagara Falls Police Department and the local business community, with the aim of preventing and investigating crime by utilizing a network of security cameras.
As part of the development of Operation SafeCam, the District Attorney allocated asset forfeiture funds to purchase a quantity of WCCTV 4G HD Mini Dome rapid deployment Pole Cameras to jump-start the program and increase the tools available to Niagara County’s Law Enforcement Agencies to fight crime and protect citizens and visitors.
WCCTV's security camera are mobile, meaning they can be relocated quickly and as needed to address crime trends or for use in large outdoor venues as they move and displace throughout the year.
The cameras continuously record high definition video while also having the capability of streaming real-time images via 4G LTE any time to any device.
Niagara County now has an autonomous, rapid deployment security camera solution in place for public safety that can be relocated across the County quickly and efficiently as needed.
The cameras act as a visual deterrent at high crime areas as well as providing the capability for live remote monitoring from the Niagara Intelligence and Crime Analysis Center, creating interoperability between local law enforcement agencies at all levels and the District Attorney’s Office.
“Niagara County remains a safe, wonderful community to raise a family, but statistics like this mean that local government should act to prevent this from becoming a trend We’re bringing new resources to bear immediately in that fight.
Cameras reduce crime, they are a deterrent and a powerful tool in righting wrongs. Criminals need to know that Niagara County is not an easy place for them to operate, and will be even less so.”