Editor’s note: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Pottstown needs to get cameras! There are grants out there!
Criminals, beware, for Big Brother is getting more eyes to see you.
And remember you.
Reading’s next round of 20 security cameras is being installed in new neighborhoods, augmenting the 27 cameras in the downtown network since 2008.
“We’ve been pretty successful with them,” Police Chief William M. Heim said, noting there have been dozens of cases in which the existing cameras have been helpful in solving crimes and arresting suspects.
In March, City Council awarded a $650,000 camera contract to New York-based Let’s Think Wireless, with money from the same 2007 federal grant of $1.7 million that bought the first round from the same company.