MONTEBELLO – The City Council approved Wednesday spending $836,257 on the purchase of video surveillance equipment police say is the future of crime prevention and prosecution. Montebello Police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez told the council they were visionaries for giving the OK to the program. “Cameras are the wave of the future,” Couso-Vasquez said, “and will make the statement that the city of Montebello has zero tolerance for all crime.” Implentation of the video surveillance program from Axium Technologies, a Phoenix-based company, will occur in three phases beginning by the end of the year. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The first phase will cost $513,595 and will include the installation of 12 cameras on Whittier Boulevard, three cameras on Linclon Avenue and police station equipment. The price also includes a four-year warranty on parts and labor and a four-year comprehensive maintenance agreement.