Council received a report about the new video system at Monday night's meeting. The reason for the new system is to tighten the level of security on city buses.
The report points out that many cities, including Sudbury and Thunder Bay, already utilize security cameras. The report highlights that the cameras held to deter criminal activity and inappropriate behaviour and provide passengers and drivers with an added sense of security.
So far this year, there's been four claims again Timmins Transit and 12 documented physical or verbal assaults against transit employees.
The city plans to purchase the system from Seon Design Inc. The total price came to more than $103,000 but to ensure that it fits into the 2014 budget, administration is recommending keeping out the wireless component of the system until next year. This will lower the price to around $77,000 and would allow the city to keep the cost within this year's budget.
The matter will be brought up again at a later date for final approval.