MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Surveillance cameras are watching people in the towns of Surfside Beach and Pawleys Island.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported that the towns have installed the cameras in areas where officials believe they’ll improve safety and assist police investigation.

Myrtle Beach has had cameras for several years, primarily on Ocean Boulevard.

Five cameras were installed in Surfside Beach last week at cost of almost $19,000. The town’s officers will soon have access to them at the precinct and from patrol cars.

Pawleys Island police Chief Mike Fanning says that town started using a new camera system in late September. It cost about $35,000.

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Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/