The Erie Downtown Partnership awarded the 2018 External Security Camera Program Grant to five businesses for 15 outdoor security cameras.
The grant provided a total of more than $11,000, a reimbursement for some of the costs for equipment. The Erie Downtown Partnership hopes that the cameras will deter any criminal activity and help the public feel safer.
John Buchna, CEO of the EDP, says, “The perception safety is a reality at times… We were working to identify where coverage was needed.”
Since 2015, the EDP has helped fund the installation of more than 60 cameras.