The possibility of using wireless security cameras monitored by local police to supplement access controls at facilities arises from plans unfolding in Bayonne, N.J.
There, 20 closed-circuit surveillance cameras are being installed to help protect several industries. The Avrio Group, of Easton, Md., is assembling a wireless digital security camera network. Monitors will be installed in the Bayonne police communications center.
Financing â€“ over $200,000 â€“ is coming from Homeland Security grants, a U.S. Department of Justice grant, and city bond funds.
This sort of approach could lead to dialogue between owners of sensitive facilities and police officials in other areas.