The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office plans to purchase and install 12 high-resolution video cameras in Monroeville.
District Attorney Stephen Zappala told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the cameras would be a good investment because of Monroeville’s high traffic volume, hotels, businesses and access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The cameras will be able to detect wanted vehicles by recognizing license plates. Law enforcement would then be alerted.
Officials hope the cameras will help discourage crime in the area.
The cost of each camera is $3,800.