Technology is alive in Dearborn Heights.
seems the administration doesn’t have an aversion to using technology when it comes in the form of security. The council is looking to approve or not the spending on money for cameras at City Hall. The City Hall doors will be locked only one door will remain open. The other doors are going to have keyless entries using swipe cards that they will just have to wave at the scanners to open the doors. Cameras on the outside of the building and throughout City Hall. All these cameras recording digitally with the recording stored where and for how long? I don’t know that. It’s not just the City Hall building, but both libraries will get cameras.
Just think guys, we may not be able to have live streaming council meetings, but now that the City is going to pay for all of this equipment and installation maybe we could have live streaming City Hall footage? They are going to install all the cameras, it’s going to be recorded it’s just a few more steps and this could go LIVE.
The City of Dearborn Heights City Council study session, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 included the discussion of the security initiative for the City Hall, Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Libraries. Currently, 16 security cameras have been added to the City Hall building. Another 16 security cameras for the libraries. The City Treasurer’s counter has a security camera. All cameras record foot traffic in the public buildings. In addition, there are 3 security cameras outside of City Hall, which cover the parking areas. Currently, city employees have begun a training for hostage situations in the workplace. Expect to have more employees complete this training. The cost for the training is $1200.00 for 50 staff members. Lastly, all exterior doors, with the exception of the main entrance, will be locked. Employees will be issued swipe access cards/key fabs . Cost for the security and card access equipment is estimated at $7100.00