NC City Surveillance Challenges

Author: Ben Wood, Published on Jun 17, 2013

City surveillance systems can be challenging, even for a small city of one hundred thousand people with just a handful of cameras. In this note, we dig into the problems that Wilmington NC faces and the solutions that it is planning to fix them.

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