Friday, March 27, 2009

Rockaway projects to get better surveillance

From the Daily News:

A FAR ROCKAWAY housing complex that was besieged by crime last summer is slated to get high-tech security cameras.

The Redfern Houses - where the senseless killing of a 15-year-old girl last May grabbed the city's attention - is getting 141 cameras to help cops nab criminals and deter crime as part of a $2 million initiative by City Councilman James Sanders Jr.

The surveillance system also detects sounds, and can distinguish between a backfiring car and a gunshot, Sanders said.

The system can snap pictures of a suspect immediately after a gun has been fired.

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