New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to revamp New York City’s bridges and tunnels, including equipping 10 bridges and tunnels leading into the city with facial recognition and license plate reading technology.
Sometimes it can be difficult to measure how well a security system is working. “You can’t measure crimes that aren’t committed,” says Steve Reed, security director at Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento, Calif.
While a megapixel camera can provide long-distance, precise detail in surveillance applications, does that detail expand to the edges of the monitor display, or is the license plate on the edge of the screen out of focus?
My first meeting with security executives in Chicago in the early 1980s included some of those attendees getting into a fist fight, due in great part to the “two-fer” beverage policy at the now and should-have-been-then-closed policy of the Chicago Millionaire’s Club. No doubt, it’s good to see passion. But, overall, security has been in an obvious struggle within their organizations for many years, more often over budgets.