Harrisburg police say the city's first crime cameras were being installed Monday into Tuesday.
Captain Colin Cleary told abc27 the four units are located along N. Second Street's 'Restaurant Row' from Market to South streets.
Each camera can capture high resolution color images for a one-block radius, allowing officers at police headquarters to tilt, pan and zoom.
"Perhaps the idea that if you are caught on camera and your friends and neighbors get to see you in a drunken brawl outside, that may have more of a deterrence effect for some people in the downtown area," Cleary said.
Police said six additional cameras will be installed later this year at high-crime locations in Uptown and South Allison Hill.
The project was funded by gaming money secured by Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico.