Baden Council is looking to increase security by adding a video monitoring system with new security cameras to the borough complex and other public locations in town.
Councilman Michael Stuban said officials would be able to monitor the camera feeds by logging in from any computer. Only certain individuals would have access.
“If something happens, or if there’s a dispute, or someone says ‘the police officer beat me,’ I mean this is protection for the borough, for the police officers and the individuals,” Stuban said.
Baden Police Chief Dave Christner said he requested a camera in the police garage, where prisoners are brought in. New cameras would also be placed in the police hallway and customer lobby area, among other places.
“I would like to be able to see every place you can in the station,” Christner said.
The community room, council chambers, Baden Memorial Library and the borough garage would also have cameras.
Stuban said the estimated cost is $6,000 and $10,000. The borough is waiting on a final cost from Baden-based Knighthawk Alarm Services Inc. before approving a plan.