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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:06 PM

 

LAPD unveils surveillance cameras in west San Fernando Valley (Facial recog @ 600')

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RT @OccupyLA #LAPD spends $700k on surveillance cameras in west San Fernando Valley. #PoliceState ~ TD http://n0.gd/10jja5S

The 16 wireless cameras with the ability to be redeployed depending on crime trends will help identify criminals, said Jessica Tarman Nassour, spokeswoman for Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine.

The cameras can provide facial recognition at distances of up to 600 feet and are currently up and running. They were expected to be unveiled at a news conference Thursday afternoon.

“Councilman Zine partnered with the business community to give the LAPD another tool to deter illegal behavior and help identify vandals, burglars and other criminals,” Tarman Nassour said in a statement. “While the system will be monitored routinely, it can also help detectives identify criminals after a crime has been committed.”

The cameras cost $680,000. The money was reallocated for the project in March 2010, Tarman Nassour said.

(More at the link.)

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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:03 AM

1. Hmm. Time to follow the money on that one

Well maybe they just want to check out what the stars do and watch Angelyne drive her 'vette around?

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:20 AM

2. I don't know if she lives there, but the interesting part is this:

 

"The cameras can provide facial recognition at distances of up to 600 feet"

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:05 AM

3. I've heard it can be foiled with odd shaped glasses frames

It's not a good development at all. I fear it will be everywhere in a few years.

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