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Saturday, February 02, 2013

The Eye In The Sky in Ohio


Dayton City Commission is considering a request to hire a local company to provide airborne surveillance for police.
The commission originally was scheduled to vote on the contract today. However, city officials said Tuesday afternoon that a vote is being delayed until commissioners can discuss the proposal in a public work session next Wednesday.
According to an agenda the city released Monday, commissioners are considering a $120,000 contract with Persistent Surveillance Systems for wide-area surveillance for the police department. PSS has operations in Beavercreek, Xenia and at Dayton’s Tech Town business park.
Ross McNutt, PSS president, said Tuesday surveillance services would come from a piloted aircraft flying above the city at about 10,000 feet. PSS provides the plane and the pilot, he said.
The plane will be able to monitor an area as large as Dayton’s entire downtown, McNutt said. Only with reports of crimes or instructions from police would the company’s equipment focus closely on specific areas, he said.
PSS camera systems boast a sensitivity 10 times greater than that of IMAX cameras (8.84 million pixels), McNutt, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, said last year.

- Thanks to Glenn for the email content

4 comments:

Wrench said...

No where to hide.

Anonymous said...

Sensor pods on drones will soon enough be running not just visual ... they'll hoover in radio/cell transmissions, illuminate embedded RFID chips, run millimetric radar for sub-ground survery, have IR capability

Welcome to the Future, tovarisches

Comrade Igor

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Big Brother is here.

cato said...

My wife has been trying to get me to stop for years.

I suppose this pretty much stops me from urinating on the property!

You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.

So much for the right to privacy !