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NYPD Boss: 3,000 Cameras Will Help Secure World Trade Center

December 06, 2010  | 

View of the World Trade Center PATH Station and Ground Zero in a photo from April 2007. Photo via kyle simourd (Flickr).

A wired network of more than 3,000 video cameras will help secure One World Trade Center from future terrorist attacks, New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly wrote in a New York Post editorial.

Addressing concerns that security measures on the project would be "Draconian," Kelly wrote that he would make no apologies for the measures because the site "remains a prime target of our enemies."

Here's an excerpt:

In fact, the Port Authority has agreed to integrate all of the security technologies deployed throughout the site (including more than 3,000 closed-circuit TV cameras) into the NYPD's state-of-the art Coordination Center, where they can be monitored 24/7 by police personnel.

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Deadman @ 12/6/2010 6:54 PM

This is just going to put a lot of money in someones' pocket,WHOs'

Those cameras will probably be monitored by a few dispatcher types ,who if they're not ordered to ignore the monitors and do the rest of their jobs,will become bored with monitoring all of those cameras probably on split-screen monitors.So think of a couple of dispatchers monitoring split scrren monitors of 3000 cameras that will probably go directly to cds or dvd for future monitoring after the event.So if we have a re-enactment of 9/11 of anykind it will not do any of the victims any good because these jihadists are suicidal and won't care.This is just a bunch of hubris that won't stop anybody and if your're looking for a federal grant,i hope you don't get it.

It might be put to better use to have better evacuation plans and screening plans with out regard to political correctness.Spend any money more wisely effect not a spend any dollar you can get your hands on.Those cameras won't stop another plane or a semi-tractor trailor rig full of explosives driven into the loading dock bay.

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