Surveillance cameras save SEPTA $11 million

The 17,659 surveillance cameras SEPTA has in its vehicles and stations have contributed to a significant decrease in the amount of money SEPTA spends on injury and damages claims, and in a climate where every dollar counts, that savings is especially significant.
Between fiscal years 2012 and 2013, the payout SEPTA made on claims dropped by $11 million, and in this fiscal year, SEPTA is looking to save an additional four or five percent, meaning they’ll spend about $2 million less than they paid out last year.
“Not only is the pay out going down, but somewhat more importantly, the number of claims and the number of lawsuits is also going down,” said SEPTA’s Acting General Counsel Gino Benedetti.