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.
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.
Piedmont is moving forward with plans to install cameras to record the license plates of all cars that drive into town.
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.
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.
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.
One Oakland City Council member is encouraging residents to invest in home video cameras for security since the city is short on police officers.
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.
Despite the safe return of Banana Sam, San Francisco Zoo officials have added security measures to ensure no other similar problems.