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LAPD Sets Up Hi-Tech Surveillance System in the West Valley

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The next time you're out in the West Valley, if you get the feeling you're being watched, well, you could be right. That's thanks to a security camera surveillance system that's just been switched on by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Championed by local L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, the cameras are meant to provide surveillance footage to aid in the crime fighting efforts of the LAPD out of the West Valley and Topanga areas, according to the LAPD.

These cameras use Verizon 4G technology to send images wirelessly; though the LAPD has set up other surveillance systems around the city, these new West Valley ones are the only cameras to use this kind of technology.

The new cameras cost $679,830, and those funds were approved by the City Council and taken from the third council district portion of the Street Furniture Revenue Fund.

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Hopefully, when the footage is needed, these cameras will be working, unlike other camera systems in the past.

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