Project NOLA - 500+ Camera City System at 90% Lower Cost

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Dec 03, 2013

The most disastrous citywide surveillance system is likely from New Orleans. After spending more than $10 million, it resulted in criminal charges and convictions .... unfortunately against the people involved in deploying it. Now, it exists as a zombie, offline but still consuming tens of thousands in electrical costs.

At the same time, an online surveillance retailer has quietly built a 500+ all HD city system in New Orleans at 90 percent less than the original city system cost. What's the catch and tradeoffs?

** **** ****, ** ******* *** *******, ******* *** ************** of **** ******, *********** ******* **** ***** ** * ******** for ***** ******.

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Project **** *****

*** ****** ************ ******** / ******* ******* ****** ****:

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  • ******* **** ******* **** *** ****** ***** **** **** *** major *****. 

The ******* 

*** ******* *** ******, ******* ******.

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****** ******

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*** ***** *** *** ***+ ******* ** ****** ** ******* at ******* ****'* ************. 

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“**** *** ****** ****** ** *** *** ******* ***** ** economically ********** ***** ** *** ****,” ******** ****.

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Non-Profit ******

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"** ********* **** *** ******* **** ******* *** ******* ***** surveillance ********** *** ******* *** ****** *** *****. ** **** that ****** ** ********* **** *** *** ***-****** ********, ******* NOLA," ** ****.

**** *********** **** $***,*** ** ****** *** *******. ******* **** gave **** *** ***** *** ******* ** ********** ** *** French *******. **** ** ***** ******* *** $*** ****. ***** adoption ******, ******* **** *** ******* ***-****** ******. *** *** project **** ******* **** **** *********** *** ** **** ** take ********* **** *** ******. *** ******* ******** ** *** came **** * *** ******* ******* *** **** $**,*** *** wanted ** **** ** ******* **** ******* ********* ** * neighborhood.

Pros *** **** ** **** ********

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*** ****** **** ******* ********* ** **** ** **** *** require **** ******** *** *** ** **** ** ********* ********.

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  • ********** ** * ******* ****** *** ** *********** ******** ****** / ******** **************. 
  • ********* ** ***** ******** *** ****** ** ******.
  • ******* ** ******* **** ********** ** *******.

** ** **** ** ***** **** * **** **** ************ is ****** ******* **** **** ******* **** ** *****. ** the ***** ****, ***** *** ******* ********* ** **** *** complexity, ** ***** ******* **** *** ******** **** *** ******* mega ************ ******** **** ****** ** **** ********* *** ************ results.

******, ** ******* * ******* ******** ***** ************ *** ************ *******.

Comments (13)

***********. * **** ** *** **** * *********** ****** ** this ****** *** ******* *****? **** ** *** ******* **** also ****. ** **** ****** ***** *******? *** ** **** scrapped ********?

***** ******? ******* **** ** *** '********' *** ******* **** surveillance ******?

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****,

*** ***** ***** ******* **** **** ***** ** ******* ** rights ** *** *****? *** ***** ******* ********?

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* ** *** *** *** ***** ******* **** ***** **** this **** ** ******. **'* *** **** ********* **** * homeowner ******** * ***** ********* ******* *** ***** *** ******* it ** *** ******.

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**** ******* **** **** *********? ** **** **** ************* ** oversee ********* ** *******?

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"... ** *** *********** ******* ** ****** *** ****** **** 'may ** *********** ******* ** ***** *********** *** ** $***.'"

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