GREAT KILLS — The South Shore Business Improvement District this week said it plans to install security cameras at area "hot spots" to make the neighborhood safer.
The group's new initiative will add five to seven cameras where crimes previously occurred with help from Legend Business Group and the 122nd Precinct as a pilot program for the BID, the group announced Monday.
The BID was given a $10,000 allocation from Councilman Joe Borelli for the equipment and hopes to add cameras to Annadale and Eltingville over the next two years, the group said.
"The BID has come a long way in the past few months," Gary Fleming, president of the South Shore BID, said in a statement.
"Today we are taking another major step forward by announcing that we will be installing security cameras in Great Kills in an effort to make the area safer for business owners and patrons alike."
The groups found seven areas around the neighborhood that need cameras including one near the Great Kills Train station on Giffords Lane and one at the corner of Giffords Lane and Amboy Road. The locations were chosen based on whether the precinct got a high volume of complaints and calls about them, the BID said.
The BID and the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce issued a request for proposals for vendors to install the cameras online late last month and the deadline to respond is Nov. 21.