Hennepin Proceeds With Plan for Security Camera Installations

During the Oct. 17 Hennepin Village Board meeting, members were in agreement in continuing their exploration of possibly installing security cameras near the village’s few exits and entrances.

“If a child were abducted, God forbid — you can’t put a price on that,” member Lynn Haage said in regards to residents concerned with the cost of such a project.

The board was in consensus to first buy a single camera in order to allow Rocket Communications to determine the potential system’s bandwidth and configuration requirements.

According to member Quentin Buffington, the 12-megapixel camera will have high resolution, a 160-foot range, infrared capabilities, and a cost of approximately $1,000 to $1,500.

The system would feed into the sheriff’s office and would be monitored only if needed. Powering the system individually proved cost-inhibitive, so the village will be seeking ways to piggyback onto existing locations with power where they can and then entering into agreements to pay the cost differences.

Source: Putnam County Record