Officials hope solar-powered cameras reduce crime on Orange County trails

in Orange County News & Events


ORLANDO, Fla. – Surveillance cameras are coming to trails in Orange County in an effort to reduce crime in those areas.

The Orange County Parks and Recreation Division on Wednesday will install four solar-powered cameras along the West Orange Trail, Pine Hills Trail, Little Econ Greenway and Cady Way Trail.  

The county said the goal of each $7,000 camera is to prevent after-hours activity on the trails, which close after sunset.

The FlashCAM systems take still images and will be placed in strategic locations as determined by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the county, the cameras are portable and equipped with voice commands to alert a person that they’re being recorded and should leave the area.