I-Team learns of possible new way for police to watch streets during Republican Convention

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CLEVELAND-- The FOX 8 I TEAM has learned police may have a new way to keep an eye on the streets during the Republican Convention and beyond.

Cleveland City Hall says a company called vidsys has offered to donate software that would allow police to tie together security camera systems and alarm systems from around the city. That would allow officers to monitor much more than city security cameras. It could also help officials monitor traffic flow and more.

James Chong, vidsys CEO, said, "And so our software really enhances the ability for public safety, transportation as well as other agencies and groups to respond in a more meaningful fashion."

Chong says the system has helped police at other major events. And it has been used by Cleveland with its utility camera systems.

The city says Motorola has also offered video equipment.

Discussions are ongoing.

Chong says if the city moves forward with its software for Convention week, it could be installed before then even though the event is coming up next month.

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