The Timmins Police have a new set of eyes around town.
The TPS announced 20 new security cameras are set up around the city to help prevent and solve potential crimes. Inspector Randall Trebilcock, who spear headed the projects said it’s been in the works for almost four years.
“Former Police Chief Richard Laperriere came up with the idea and since then we’ve been working very hard with our committe to make it happen.”
The cameras have been built to meet any circumstance Timmins has to offer including vandals and intense cold. “The cameras can withstand roughly -50 degree weather,” said Trebilcock, “if someone attempts to tamper with the wiring, the camera will send a signal to the police station informing us of the problem.”
The cameras will also come with a small UPS incase of a pwoer failure.
The cameras are set up in strategic areas around town capable of housing the prorer infrastructure and with a higher volume of pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
The police service will use two typers of cameras, the typical surveillance camera and a Point Tilt and Zoom camera.
The surveillance system is alread fully operational.