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Vicksburg Housing Authority's 6 properties to get cameras


VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Six properties operated by the Vicksburg Housing Authority are getting video cameras to help offset rising security concerns.

The Vicksburg Post reports the housing authority will spread 100 cameras among its properties at Beechwood Estates, Cedars Estates, Urban Court, Valley Court, Waltersville Estates and Rolling Acres in the city.

VHA Executive Director Ben Washington said the new cameras are programmable and have facial recognition. He says the VHA, the city and police will have access to the cameras that will be monitored 24/7.

The new cameras come after a rash of shootings at VHA properties in summer 2021. Washington says the VHA is covering all costs.