Dallas Public Video Surveillance Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 11, 2009

The Dallas Police Department has deployed wireless cameras to cover the central business district for the purpose of crime prevention. Based on an interview with the Police and a proposal document, the effectiveness of the amount of cameras versus the availability of monitoring personnel is put into question.

Funded primarily by the private sector, the Dallas Police Department has 32 PTZ and 8 fixed cameras strategically placed at downtown and recreational areas with 2 monitoring stations that have 24 hour staffing.

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