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City Council Member Dennis Zine Discusses Surveillance Cameras

Zine and the West Valley and Topanga LAPD stations unveiled new surveillance systems Thursday.

Councilman Dennis Zine and the Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday unveiled a new video surveillance system to be used by the department's West Valley and Topanga stations.

The $697,830.67 system allows monitors at the stations to watch high-crime areas via wireless, maneuverable cameras live or on video.

Zine took the lead in discussing the system, describing how the cameras can be adjusted remotely and be easily relocated if the police department decides to survey a different area. He also said instead of taking on a Big Brother type role, the department is providing safety in a world that's become more dangerous.

For more specific details of the new system, see a report published by Patch Thursday following a press conference hosted by Zine nad the LAPD .

Sagar Jethani January 19, 2013 at 12:14 AM
As a resident of Woodland Hills whose community has been the scene of recent criminal activity, I welcome this move by Councilman Zine. Fears of Big Brother are always raised whenever the subject of video surveillance comes up, but the small trade we make in unfettered privacy is, to my mind, more than outweighed by the increase in security we receive.

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