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Ohio-based Persistent Surveillance Systems is trying to convince cities across the country that its surveillance technology can help reduce crime. Its new generation of camera technology is far more powerful than the police cameras to which America has grown accustomed. But these newer cameras have sparked some privacy concerns.
Ross McNutt, president of Persistent Surveillance Systems, talks about the Hawk Eye II surveillance camera that mounts on a Cessna aircraft for surveillance missions. McNutt estimates that if one of his cameras was flown above the most dangerous parts of Washington, it would spot as many as 50 crimes per six-hour flight, providing police with a continuous stream of images across a five-mile-by-five-mile area.Ty Wright/For The Washington Post