Surveillance camera sex
The nearly $519,000 camera cost was set aside in the fire department’s current budget, and the process to fund and install the cameras could not begin in earnest until after July 1, city Communications Director David Riggleman said. The city is contracting with Stanley Security Solutions for the cameras.
Cameras went into the far west valley firehouse last week, nearly four months after quotes came in pegging the estimated cost for 110 cameras for 20 fire stations at $518,814. “We take allegations of this type very seriously and are looking into it thoroughly,” Mc Donald said in a statement issued last week, the only public comment he’s made on the subject. “As I stated back in May there is zero tolerance in the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Department for unauthorized visits or inappropriate behavior within our fire stations.” Because cameras have not been installed, no surveillance footage from Station 9 exists on the day of the alleged incident. The word surveillance comes from a French phrase for "watching over" (sur means "from above" and veiller means "to watch") and is in contrast to more recent developments such as sousveillance.Surveillance is used by governments for intelligence gathering, prevention of crime, the protection of a process, person, group or object, or the investigation of crime.Liberal democracies have laws which restrict domestic government and private use of surveillance, usually limiting it to circumstances where public safety is at risk.
Authoritarian government seldom have any domestic restrictions, and international espionage is common among all types of countries.
The area of surveillance is increasingly a topic of academic study, In the United States for example, under the Communications Assistance For Law Enforcement Act, all phone calls and broadband Internet traffic (emails, web traffic, instant messaging, etc.) are required to be available for unimpeded real-time monitoring by federal law enforcement agencies.
There is far too much data on the Internet for human investigators to manually search through all of it.
“We can’t just go out and buy stuff — we have to treat the community’s money responsibly.” Cameras are being installed week by week, with the last devices scheduled to go in at Fire Station 103 the week of Dec. Station 9, where the alleged sexual misconduct occurred last month, is scheduled to have cameras installed the week of Nov. The cameras will capture who is entering and exiting the stations and what’s going on around the buildings, Mc Donald said in a phone interview with the Review-Journal on Wednesday.
“It adds a level of security at the stations so we know about and are able to monitor activities in the stations,” Mc Donald said.
A document obtained by the Review-Journal alleges an August tryst between a firefighter and a woman inside the station.