Century Mayor Wants Security Cameras At Town Hall, Parks, Town Shop

May 23, 2018

Century Mayor Henry Hawkins wants to install security cameras at several town properties.

Hawkins presented the town council with a proposal from Security Center USA in Jacksonville for about $700 per month under a 36 month lease purchase with a $1 buyout.

The proposal includes eight HD cameras at town hall and the Nadine McCaw Park, seven HD cameras at maintenance shop on Alger Road and Showalter Park, and three HD cameras at the water treatment plant. Installation, video recorders, streaming, accessories and monitoring are included.

The council took no action on the proposal.

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9 Responses to “Century Mayor Wants Security Cameras At Town Hall, Parks, Town Shop”

  1. Chelleepea on May 26th, 2018 12:24 am

    It’s a good idea but seems expensive. Let’s not jump on the first offer. Maybe open it up for a bid? I bet it’s the monitoring that’s expensive. Please consider alternatives before deciding.

  2. Jm on May 24th, 2018 11:57 am

    These days Cameras need To be everywhere. Less lieing, less Lawsuits hopefully and good people don’t get slammed. Just make sure they know they are Being recorded.

  3. Hawk on May 23rd, 2018 9:27 pm

    Cameras can be very beneficial depending on what goes on and who monitors.
    Might try buying the cameras and installing. Send video to an existing server for storage maybe.
    The County has GPS on all its vehicles. Now that’s expensive.

  4. Citizen on May 23rd, 2018 8:46 pm

    Take it from the garbage fund. Waiting on the third audit.

  5. mike on May 23rd, 2018 9:00 am

    maybe they could finance it with a bond, like in that other story. :D

  6. Niknak50 on May 23rd, 2018 8:06 am

    $8400.00 yr. x 3 yr equals $25,200.00. Could the city buy the equipment and have installed for much less?

  7. Tawana Jones on May 23rd, 2018 6:28 am

    I did like this idea, however, Century needs better leadership, I encourage Citizens to start attending the town hall meetings. In my opinion maybe three are qualified to even serve in leadership. I am beginning to wonder about the future of this Town.

  8. Sam on May 23rd, 2018 6:16 am

    Is theft and crime that bad at those locations? It hasn’t been brought up before. Why now?

  9. South Bound on May 23rd, 2018 1:41 am

    With the surplus money in the towns budget this should not be a problem at all.
    Century’s only hope of surviving is to start a police force again and become a speed trap. It generated a ton of money for Castleberry Alabama for years.

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