Macon bars, clubs now required to have security cameras

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Bars and clubs in downtown Macon must put up security cameras and have licensed security officers.

Macon-Bibb commissioners approved the resolution to require all downtown bars and clubs to have high-resolution security cameras inside and outside their buildings.

Each camera must have a 1080P resolution and produce a clear picture.

Bibb County attorneys say businesses will also need to have proper lighting to ensure people can be clearly seen on video.

Enforcement date

The Sheriff’s Office will enforce this rule on July 1, 2021.

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Peyton Lewis is a 20-year-old reporter from Stockbridge, Georgia. She graduated in December of 2019 with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. She found a love for reporting after receiving a video camera for her 8th birthday. She and her friends would make mock newscasts in her backyard other creative content. Peyton's love for writing and creating videos pushed her to pursue journalism. In order to kick-start her dream of being a reporter, she left the traditional high school experience at the age of 16 to attend Gordon State College as a full-time student. She graduated with her Associate's degree two weeks before graduating from high school. Previously, Peyton worked as a news intern for 11 Alive in Atlanta, a radio intern for the Joy FM, and a reporter/ technical manager for Grady Newsource. Peyton dreams to become an investigative reporter that leaves a lasting impact on the world around her. She loves Disney, dogs, spicy food, musicals, and her family. Peyton also enjoys reading, watching movies, cheering on the Dawgs, and going on new adventures.