Hypothetically, what do you think would happen to surveillance camera usage / sales if this passed?
The concept of this proposal is good, identify locations of cameras that could possibly solve a crime. The fact that they are making this mandatory to register is where I see problems. I would rather see this done as a voluntary offering of the residents/area businesses. I would imagine that this would be better received.
Of all the hair-brained, moronic ideas....
Oh, it's New Jersey. Never mind ;-)
I have heard about this, the city I live in is in its infancy of implementation.
A number of cities are now setting up a public registration site for personal cctvs. I personally don't ever see it coming down to a "have to register" situation though. I have seen a nuseveral episodes of "First 48" where police detectives drive neighborhoods looking for cctvs on houses.
"They can have my server password when they pry it from my cold dead hands." Mother Teresa
From working with law enforcement, I can see where the idea comes from. Devising a CCTV retreival strategy is not easy when you have to rely on an officer walking around to find them in the first place. Secondly, if you do find a camera with potentially interesting footage and thier are download issues or format playing issues it can signifcantly delay an investigation/ charging decision. Taking all the information the bill is requesting and overlying it on a map would significantly help law enforcement efforts.