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NYPD Installed 200 Security Cameras for Super Bowl Week

January 27, 2014

The NYPD installed 200 temporary security cameras around midtown Manhattan in order to guard against terrorism during the city's Super Bowl activities.

The temporary cameras will supplement the thousands of permanent ones the department already monitors as part of its "Domain Awareness System." That system, which has a reported 3,500 to 6,000 cameras, also includes analytical software that detects suspicious activity, says AP. There will also be hazmat and bomb squads, bomb-sniffing dogs, plainclothes police officers, and officers watching overheard from rooftops and helicopters.

At MetLife stadium where the game will be played, up to 700 troopers would be assigned to patrols in and around the stadium. The NFL has committed another 3,000 private security officers to bolster security there, says AP.