November 9, 2009
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COTA Adds Audio to Security Cameras
The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) in Columbus is adding audio capability to the on-board security cameras installed on all buses in its fleet.
“The safety and security of our employees and customers is our number one priority,” said Bill Lhota, COTA president/chief executive officer. “By utilizing audio technology in addition to our security cameras, we can improve our response to disruptive incidents while also reducing the potential for unsafe situations.”
On-board cameras can serve as a deterrent to illegal behavior and also allow law enforcement to identify individuals when incidents occur. COTA expects the addition of audio to act as a further discouragement, helping the agency to provide better service to its passengers.
COTA’s other safety and security efforts include the deployment of uniformed and undercover police officers on buses and K-9 units to search for illegal substances.