Smile, you could be on camera.
The City of Fredericton announced Tuesday a new project with local businesses like Business Fredericton North and Downtown Fredericton to install surveillance cameras around the city.
Officials say the installation project, which took place over the past few weeks, replaced older equipment with an integrated camera system to support a “safe, inclusive and inviting community.”
“Community cameras will be used to monitor traffic, pedestrian, and active transportation routes, as well as river flood levels,” reads a statement from the City of Fredericton.
“They will also web stream key outdoor tourism areas. Public safety cameras will be used for enhancing safety in public places.”
Cameras were also installed on Fredericton Transit buses.
The city says the cameras plan to enhance the Fredericton Police Force through immediate situational awareness and oversight in the event of an incident.
It adds surveillance cameras can act as “powerful crime deterrents,” noting that footage can often prove invaluable in police investigations.
Community and public safety cameras were installed in the following locations:
- One between Brunswick and York Streets
- One between King and Carleton Streets
- One between Queen and Regent Streets
- One between Westmorland and King Streets
- One between Wallace and Main Streets
- Two at the south end of the Westmorland Street Bridge
- Two at the north end of the Westmorland Street Bridge
- One at the City Hall Phoenix Square
- One on the Fredericton Public Library overlooking the river
- One camera in Officers’ Square
“As the project develops, more cameras will be installed in other locations around the City,” reads the statement from the City of Fredericton.
“Other interested businesses or organizations who would like to partner in this initiative are encouraged to contact the Fredericton Police Force for further information.”