In response to vandalism and thefts, Atlanta will pay $350,000 per year for three years to install security cameras to help police officers monitor park facilities, including pools, recreation centers and other areas that host after-school programs.

A resolution authorizing the contract with GC&E Systems Group Inc. and Convergint Technologies LLC., a deal worth more than $1 million, was approved by the City Council on Monday. The contract will eventually allow for the installation of cameras in 27 recreation centers that currently lack them.