Surveillance Cameras-DC 5000 NYC 3000 Chicago 6000
Posted by Bill on May 1, 2008
Smile because soon everywhere you travel, even through airports, you will be under surveillance. Washington, DC, announced today implementation, Read Surveillance Camera Story, of an around the clock monitered camera surveillance system (up to 5000 cameras). The camera feed will go to the central office of the DC Homeland Security to be monitored by people. Of course, no one knows who will be monitoring, when, how or what. Will some errant monitor peek into your apartment window? There are serious concerns by some DC Council members about lack of planning, security and privacy.
The story points out that NYC and Chicago have 3000 and 6000 cameras, respectively, out there monitoring activity. Right now most security cameras are pointed to public areas in various parts of the cities. Will cameras soon be placed in residential neighborhoods? Personally, I do not want one on my street.