Through the SF SAFE City Camera Program, we address public safety needs and help reduce crime through collaboration. By partnering with Applied Video Solutions (AVS), City government, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), local merchant associations, businesses, residents and other stakeholders from San Francisco’s commercial corridors, we identify specific needs, install public safety cameras and create, develop and implement safety plans.

Through this program, SF SAFE targets high-risk and high-traffic city blocks comprised of about 20-30 businesses for the installation of high definition security cameras and surveillance technology. Typically, a coverage area of about 18-24 camera views per corridor is provided. Camera installation projects for commercial corridors take about 12 weeks from start to finish and encompass outreach, assessment, mapping and system installation.

In addition to the security cameras acting as a visible crime deterrent, the footage is an extraordinary tool in assisting the SFPD, businesses and community members if criminal activity occurs.

To learn more about the SF SAFE City Camera Program, email sfsafecitycameraprogram@sfsafe.org.