Always feel like somebody’s watching you on Muni
Photo by MarkPritchard
I’m sure many of you will be thrilled to know that Muni is set to implement a $5.9 overhaul of its surveillance cameras. Thanks to a grant from the federal government, SFMTA officials will now be able to monitor sounds and images from Muni vehicles in real time. Yep.
Via NBC Bay Area:
â€œThe information we receive from the surveillance video is very helpful for authorities and Muni personnel,â€ SFMTAâ€™s Paul Rose said. â€œThe authorities are able to investigate crimes and find out what took place and use that as leads for their investigation.â€
The new system uses real-time recording which could allow Muni or law enforcement to listen live. The technology also allows Muni to transfer recordings wirelessly to police who donâ€™t need a warrant for the information — thatâ€™s because itâ€™s considered public.
Check out NBC Bay Area for the full story.
Feel safer now?