In 2008, the Department of Homeland Security requested an 8% increase in their budget, most of which went to purchasing and installing Security Cameras. This government trend toward surveillance is not just happening at the federal level. City, county, and state governments are updating their old systems putting more security cameras in high-crime areas, jails, areas such as parks that are highly vandalized, public transportation, water treatment facilities, government buildings and more.
In Mission, Texas, the local police department has had surveillance systems placed in public parks and other undisclosed locations. The cameras, monitored from the police department, allow authorities to scan the park and zoom in to particular areas of concern. The Police Chief hopes the cameras will deter criminal activity and keep predators out of city parks.
Five national airports – Cincinnati International, Ronald Reagan National, Spokane International, Gerald R. Ford International, and Boise, Idaho – will receive $8 million worth of stimulus funds to add new surveillance cameras to their facilities. The Department of Homeland Security says the Closed Circuit Television Cameras will add a “critical layer of security” at the airports by helping to detect threats and aid in emergency response efforts.
The Jacksonville Transit Authority (JTA), in Jacksonville Florida, will be installing security cameras on all buses in hopes that it will prevent crime. The JTA says they want to help keep their riders and drivers safe and secure and should any incident take place, images taken from the camera will help law enforcement identify suspects, if needed.
These are just a few of the ways various government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels are using security cameras to keep their constiuients safe by preventing crime and making it easier to identify suspects. If you are looking for a quality security camera system, Camera Security Now can help. Visit our website at CameraSecurityNow.com or call 877-422-1907 to get a fast quote on CCTV & DVR Security Cameras.