NYPD & Microsoft Unveil Domain Awareness System
A dramatic new way to track criminals and potential terrorists was unveiled Wednesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. It melds cameras, computers and data bases capable of nabbing bad guys before they even know they’re under suspicion.
The system uses 3,000 cameras positioned in Lower Manhattan south of Canal Street, river to river, and between 30th and 60th streets, river to river. It links up to license plate readers, 911 calls and other NYPD data records. It will enable investigators to do things like:
- Identify whether a radiation alarm was set off by actual radiation, a weapon, or a harmless medical isotope
- Track where a suspect’s car is located, and where it has been in the past few days, weeks or months
- Instantly see a suspect’s arrest record, and 911 calls related to the crime
Posted by | Thu, Aug 09, 2012 - 08:38 AM