Eighteen security cameras will soon keep watch over Celebration Park in an effort to curb costly vandalism.
The project, approved by Allen City Council on Dec. 9, will cover the installation and operation of cameras at eight locations within the park, including concession pavilions. The pavilions have been vandalized several times over the years, costing the City thousands of dollars in repairs.
The City has budgeted $153,301 for the purchase, installation and maintenance of cameras, servers and other equipment. Dallas-based Securadyne Systems will manage the installation. The project is part of $250,000 allocation from the Community Development Corporation approved in 2012.
This is the second phase of Allen’s security camera project. Cameras already operate at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, The Courses at Watters Creek and The Edge @ Allen Station Park.