Two new public safety cameras were installed in Greater Bluffton earlier this month on S.C. 46 at the north end of the New River Bridge.
Like the 22 cameras added in Old Town Bluffton in August 2015, the new ones will be used by officers to ensure and enhance public safety, department spokeswoman Joy Nelson said.
“This location allows the department to view vehicles entering and exiting town limits,” Nelson said.
The cost of the new cameras, including equipment, software, use of a power pole, and installation, was $28,000.
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The ones installed Old Town in 2015 - installed around May River Road and Calhoun Street - were almost $100,000. All the cameras are paid for with town funds.
More surveillance cameras will be added “to various locations” as funding becomes available, Nelson said, part of a comprehensive plan between the town and Police Department to expand cameras “throughout all of town limits.”
Cameras are also in place along Buck Island Road, Bluffton Road, and Goethe Road.
The public does not have access to any of the department's cameras because they are an investigative tool utilized by law enforcement, Nelson said.
The Beaufort County traffic cameras are available to the public.