Verizon security cameras to be installed at University Town Centre

Verizon security cameras are being installed today at  University Town Centre and at 3 p.m. Monday, the cameras will be active.

At this week’s Granville Town Council meeting, council decided on the placement of the cameras in various locations.

Through an intelligent analysis of the cameras police officers will be able to tell Verizon what they want to see and hear at the town center.

The cameras have glass-breaking detection, so if a window is broken at night it alerts the Granville Police station. The station will also be alerted if any cars stay late in the parking lots.

“If we want to be alerted that a vehicle is in the Public Works parking lot after 10 p.m., it’s going to send our officers on duty an alert,” said Granville Chief of Police Craig Corkrean.

License plate readers are also a feature on the new cameras.

Council was asked to evaluate placement of the cameras in the softball park as well.

The system has four cameras, so police will be able to see every aspect of the fields.

“The cameras include a 32-channel DVR, a 12-millimeter lens, DTW Series, a two-door controller, a fold electric strike with faceplates, a strike faceplate with door jam and a 22 AWG 12 conductor wire,” said Mayor Patricia Lewis.

Council voted to purchase additional security cameras.

In other news:

  • Council voted to donate $1,000 to the Westwood robotic team.
  • Council voted to name the new veterans memorial, The Granville Veterans Memorial Park. Hotel-motel tax will be used to purchase the veterans memorial.
  • The Employee Appreciation Luncheon was moved to May 2 at the Granville Fire Department Social Hall.
  • The Granville police station received $800 from Buffalo Wild Wings for their Wings with Heroes fundraiser. That money is going toward the Movie with a Cop event, which will be  April 28. “We secured 146 seats in the movie theater, 25 tickets were allotted for the disabled children of Playworks and 10 tickets to the main staff,” said Granville Police Chief Craig Corkrean.
  • Council voted that Inick Street, Freedom Lane, Kemp Street and Miranov Street be put out to bid to be paved.
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