Project NOLA, a New Orleans non-profit group that operates a crime camera system in the city, says it's ready to expand to other communities.
"Our first phase was to go ahead and to help begin to reduce crime in Orleans Parish," says Bryan Lagarde, Executive Director of Project NOLA. "Now, we're very pleased to go ahead and start expanding our system outside of Orleans Parish and to start working on crime issues elsewhere."
Lagarde says the cameras have been "extraordinarily successful" in helping police solve crimes ranging from theft to murder.
The cameras are installed on homes, businesses and on public property such as a fire station, and they're mounted facing toward a public thoroughfare or park.
Lagarde says if you want to host a crime camera and you want to get it from Project NOLA, the cost is $295. Installation by a professional typically costs $150.