(WICHITA, Kan.)—If you're stepping out in Old Town, there will be some extra eyes are watching you.
Wichita police put up new surveillance cameras in the entertainment district to improve security and help bar-goers feel safe.
But some business owners have already taken that step
"I know that a lot of the places down here have cameras, a lot of the bars," says Brent Stevens, owner of Indigo Night Club and Mike's Wine Dive.
Wichita police put up four new surveillance cameras in the district to help with extra security after gun violence last summer. Area bars say it's about time.
"I think you'd be a lot less likely to do something if you knew surveillance was involved," says Stevens.
Managers like Matt Jones at the Pumphouse say they installed their own security system a long time ago and it's already paid for itself.
"You know you get into situations where you're not sure what happens and you just have a video record of it, it's indisputable, it's helped us develop our business as much as protect it," says Jones.
For some, it's all about the money---some businesses lost money and patrons after word got out about the Old Town violence.
"As far as what I've been told, it's 1 o clock and beyond, as nighttime comes along, i don't know," says Matthew Haefele, a visitor.
The first security camera has been installed at Hotel at Old Town. Three others will be up and running by the middle of next week.