source: Yahoo News Oct 5, 2011
SpyTown.com cites research reporting an increase of 30 million security cameras installed in post 9/11 America, with the cameras populating both public and private areas.
Security cameras, once reserved for airports, Fortune 500 corporations, and retail stores, are now speckled throughout all areas of life – from public parks to elementary schools and the sidewalks our kids play on. SpyTown.com, home security cameraexperts, cites data from IMS Research that 30 million security cameras have been sold in just the last decade following the footprint of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“SpyTown is based in Long Island, so we saw front and center the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. It made us all aware of how vulnerable we are, and security cameras help give us some peace of mind. They may not be able to fight terror, but they are a tool in preventing it,” reflects Howard Geschwind, SpyTown.com Sales Director.
SpyTown.com has supplied thousands of IP security cameras to New York City over the last decade to monitor various aspects of city life and help protect its citizens. Security cameras were recently used in NYC to piece together the motions of Leiby Kletzky, an 8 year old that was brutally murdered in Brooklyn this summer. Although the cameras were not enough to save Kletzky’s life, they did help pinpoint his whereabouts and pin down the murder suspect.
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