May 14, 2011
Smile, Hazleton residents, you may be on camera.
The first four of what will become dozens of video cameras around downtown Hazleton are rolling. City officials and the designer of the system showed how the system works Friday.
Keith Maxwell of Northeast Surveillance and Alarm, Slatington, Lehigh County, said the 65-inch video screen he installed in the Hazleton Police Department will be connected to outdoor cameras around downtown Hazleton. City police cruisers will also have access to the video.
Maxwell said the digital video processing unit he installed in City Hall can record “up to 30 days, depending upon the amount of activity” in downtown Hazleton.
Hazleton Mayor Joe Yannuzzi said the screen can be divided to show 32 images at the same time.