Monday, September 29, 2008

First Chicago Homeowner Links Security Cameras to Cops

Charles Hill, a private Chicago homeowner, has become the first private citizen to agree to link his five surveillance cameras to Chicago's 911 center. Two months ago, The City of Chicago made an offer to all Chicago homeowners and businesses to link their surveillance cameras to their 911 emergency center. Mr. Hill decided to take the city up on on it's offer after local kids broke $3,700 in windows outside his new house he is building in West Chatham. The city has set up a secure internet web hookup that will transmit fully encrypted video that cannot be hacked or compromised by anyone. Almost a dozen colleges, businesses and high rises have agreed to share their video surveillance with the city. Once set up, this network promises to provide an almost panoramic view of the entire city. The entities that have agree to join this network include, Boeing, Macy's, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Golub & Company, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Sears Tower, Prudential Plaza, the Cook County Administration Building, Rush Hospital, Columbia College, Harold Washington College, St. Xavier University, DePaul University, Roosevelt University, Ike Sims Village and a group of State Street merchants.

City officials are confident that they will eventually have hundreds of additional volunteers based on the enthusiastic response they have received thus far.

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