Friday, May 15, 2009

Streaming Video From Gurnee Red Light Camera

At a community forum in the Village of Gurnee, a Gurnee police crime prevention technician told those in the audience, that contrary to popular belief, streaming constant live video was also being provided at red light cameras in the village. Gurnee has contracted with Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., to provide the red light camera system for the village. For an additional $38,000 a month, Redflex will provide low-resolution streaming live video feed from 4 intersections that will always run and will always be on. This news has alarmed public privacy groups who consider such surveillance to be unwarranted. A spokeswoman for Redflex refused to answer questions about the streaming video and instructed reporters to direct their questions to the village.

Earlier this week, a similar camera was used to clear a Palatine police officer when his patrol car struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Rand and Dundee Roads.

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