Has anyone hear ever worked on a municipality video surveilance system ?
Buffalo, NY just finished installing a 60 camera system using the 4.9 GHz Public safety band.
The link below is an article about it.
The question is the cost. According to the article, it seems like the camera's and radio equipment needed and the city paid for, amotized over the 60 camera's, ended up costing ~ $41,000 per camera location. Additional costs for a monitoring room, (what I'm assuming are site-surveys) analytics, and other additional costs.
I've seen many of them around the city, and all of the ones I've seen appear to be mounted on existing locations (meaning none of the $41K per site included construction/installation of special poles or dedicated towers.)
I guess it's all in the cost of the camera's.....(which I couldn't find online with a quick search.)
Still though, $41K per camera site sounds pretty high.