WILKES-BARRE — An upgrade to a fiber-optic connection improved the Hawkeye Security Solutions cameras in the Park & Lock East garage, said a member of the board of the nonprofit corporation overseeing the operation of the city’s surveillance system.
The switch from copper wire cost about $2,000 for hardware to make the connection, said Lou Lau, a Hawkeye board member and Wilkes-Barre city employee, at the board’s regular monthly meeting on Wednesday. “The improvement there is fantastic,” Lau said.
The garage is located on the corner of North Washington and East Market streets, across from City Hall.
The Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority’s two other garages, Park & Lock Central and North, have wireless connections. The Intermodal garage, operated by the city, should have more than 60 cameras operational in another month.