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Surveillance Camera Captures Alleged Drug Deal

DES had the opportunity to work with the Wilkinsburg Borough to strategically install AXIS security cameras around the city.  Yesterday these cameras helped police spot an alleged drug deal in a parking lot and stop it in the act.  Wilkinsburg Police Chief Ophelia Coleman said, “They’ve helped our department tremendously.  We’ve had a lot of luck with these cameras.  They’ve helped us in a lot of investigations and have also prevented a lot of incidences.”

Watch this report from Channel 11’s Alan Jennings to see the security footage.

DES installed the AXIS Q6032-E camera as well as the OnSSI Video Management System software. The AXIS Q6032-E is an excellent camera for a cost-efficient and reliable solution for a demanding surveillance system.  It has a precise pan/ tilt performance and an optical zoom of 36X.  License plates can be read from a distance of 525 feet, which is almost 2 football fields long.


This is an ongoing security project that expands as funding becomes available.  This particular camera was installed back in 2010.

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