By Francis Scarcella
The Daily Item
SUNBURY — More than three years after former U.S. Rep. Chris Carney announced a $200,000 grant for surveillance cameras for Sunbury, the city is about to begin placing the technology around town.
Sunbury Councilman Todd Snyder said the grant will provide for the use of 200 cameras. Fifty stationary cameras will be online by Jan. 1, he said.
Until then, Sunbury will use 12 mobile cameras for surveillance.
“These cameras are real-time accessible,” Snyder said. “They run on battery, and we do not need any electricity, which means in case of emergency, we will still have access to watch video.”
After the beginning of the year, “We will be adding more cameras with the help of local businesses,” Snyder said. “It will continue to grow, and we are ready to get started.”
The 12 mobile cameras also will be able to be accessed by remote control, Snyder said.