First 320 Safety Cameras to Be Installed in Brooklyn


A new state-of-the-art system of surveillance cameras will be unveiled Wednesday morning in Flatbush, designed to blanket key portions of Boro Park and Flatbush with eyes to track the missing child or senior.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Brooklyn Democrat, said in a release that the 80 security systems — each consisting of four cameras to record on all sides — utilizes the latest technology.

The surveillance system, he said, “will not only decrease the chances of outside attacks, but it will also enormously enhance law enforcement’s ability to solve and prevent local crimes.”

For example, Hikind said, if any person were to go missing or if a crime were to be committed, the system will increase “exponentially” the ability to locate the person or catch the criminal.

Working with the NYPD and community leaders, Hikind’s office identified key locations throughout the area that would offer the broadest coverage. These include commercial districts, schools and institutions, and also some residential areas.

The cameras will be unveiled at 11:15 Wednesday morning in front of the TD Bank on the corner of Coney Island Ave. and Ave. J.

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