CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The city of Cheyenne will install five new surveillance cameras in the coming weeks to help investigate crimes.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that the downtown cameras will cost about $20,000.

City special projects manager Bob Bradshaw said they're a deterrent to crime and will be used to help investigate incidents such as vandalism.

Signs will be put in some areas notifying people that they are under surveillance. He said authorities won't watch the camera footage around the clock but will instead look at the footage as needed to investigate specific incidents.

Cheyenne already has several security cameras, including at the downtown parking garage and various city buildings.

The city has applied for a Homeland Security grant to buy another two cameras.