(Michigan City, IN) - High-tech cameras could become a crime-fighting tool in Michigan City.
A presentation was given to the City Council last week by Flock Safety, which has cameras in over
1,000 communities nationwide.
Alex Latraverse, a Vice-President with the Atlanta, Georgia-based company, said the cameras provide not just license plate numbers but can identify the make and model or any unusual characteristics of a vehicle used in a crime.
He said the use of the cameras makes sense because nationwide statistics show less than 20-percent of crimes are solved while 70-percent of crime involves the use of vehicles.
Latravese said it costs $2,500 to subscribe to each camera annually, but maintenance and other services are provided at no cost.
No decision was made by the City Council, which agreed to hear his presentation at his request.