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Surveillance Cameras

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Fremont Police Hopes To Add Surveillance Cameras, License Plate Readers

With the help of private surveillance cameras, burglaries are down in Fremont. Now, city officials want to install high-def cameras and license plate readers to track criminals coming from out of town.

06/12/2014

A surveillance camera set up by Palo Alto. (CBS)

Palo Alto Residents Surprised By New Surveillance Cameras Posted Around Town

Palo Alto residents surprised by the placement of a number of surveillance cameras over the past weekend have called on city government to better explain their usage.

05/14/2014

Toll lane cameras are seen at the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza on September 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Golden Gate Bridge officials announced on Tuesday that it well replace human toll-takers with an all-electronic toll system in February of 2013. When the new system is in place, drivers will be able to use FasTrak toll tags and will also be able to pay through a pay-by-plate account where toll-lane cameras would record license plate numbers and bill the motorist. Special pay stations will also be located along the Highway 101 corridor. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ACLU Says Camera Surveillance Networks Growing With Few Privacy Restrictions

A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on license plates, making it possible to stitch together people’s movements whether they are stuck in a commute, making tracks to the beach or up to no good.

07/17/2013

A surveillance camera in Fremont. (CBS)

Police Using Fremont Neighborhood Surveillance Cameras Installed By Residents

A series of burglaries in Fremont neighborhoods led residents to put up their own high-definition surveillance cameras, which the police have now begun using to fight crime.

06/13/2013

A surveillance camera (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Piedmont OKs Surveillance Cameras At Entry Points To Capture License Plates

Piedmont is moving forward with plans to install cameras to record the license plates of all cars that drive into town.

05/07/2013

A crime camera. (CBS)

SF Supervisors Hesitant To Add Cameras In Wake Of Boston Bombings

Following the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon last month, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors held a hearing this week to review security plans for the large-scale events planned over the next several months in the city.

05/03/2013

A view of Market Street heading east toward the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (CBS)

After Boston Blasts, SFPD Chief Wants Cameras On Market Street

In the wake of the Boston bombings, San Francisco’s police chief wants more security cameras along a major thoroughfare that hosts parades and other big events.

04/22/2013

A surveillance camera (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

SF Surveillance Camera Provision Prompts LGBT Privacy Concerns

Some businesses that are seeking liquor licenses in San Francisco are being told to install security cameras in order to get a permit, once again sparking a debate about privacy concerns.

04/04/2013

A surveillance camera (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Oakland Hills Residents Fighting Crime With Surveillance Cameras

One Oakland City Council member is encouraging residents to invest in home video cameras for security since the city is short on police officers.

07/06/2012

A Muni Metro train emerges from the eastern portal of the Sunset Tunnel in San Francisco. (Wikimedia Commons)

SF Muni Deploys Surveillance System That Spots Suspicious Activity

A high-tech surveillance system designed to thwart crime and terrorism by spotting suspicious activity without the use of a human monitor is set to be deployed on San Francisco’s Muni Metro system.

06/07/2012

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