Durham, N.C. — After a string of robberies and assaults on the American Tobacco Trail in Durham, more than a dozen security cameras could be posted along part of the trail in the coming months, officials said Wednesday.
Capitol Broadcasting Co., which owns the American Tobacco Campus downtown, is paying for the cameras, the first of which will be placed near the trail's entrance at Blackwell Street. If that proves a success, at least 14 to 17 more of the wireless cameras will be placed along the first 4 miles of the trail, which runs for almost 7 miles through Durham.
Durham will pick up the cost of installation, including work to ensure the wireless signals are properly received by a monitoring station.
Capitol Broadcasting, the parent company of WRAL, has its own security system for the American Tobacco Campus and will monitor the trail cameras 24 hours a day and record activity, officials said.