Phila. cops build city camera network

Police are encouraging residents and businesses to register their own cameras


NPR.org

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Police Department is building a new crime-fighting weapon: a map of privately owned security cameras across the city. Police are encouraging residents and businesses to register their own cameras through a program called SafeCam. It could be the early stages of Big Brother, but it's also a cost-effective way for police to have more eyes on the streets.

A large white camera stands out against the brick front of a row house near Temple University in Philadelphia. Humberto Fernandini works for the company that owns the building with the camera.

"They are pretty obvious," he says, "and they're high-definition cameras, and they shoot pretty well at night also."

Read the full story

Request product info from top Video Analysis companies

Thank You!

= required Error occured while sending data

  1. Tags
  2. Communications

Join the discussion

Be the first
to comment
PoliceOne comments can only be accessed by verified law enforcement professionals.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.