NYPD security cam in Midtown Manhattan
Taking a cue from London, New York City is planning on blanketing lower Manhattan with security cameras.
Some 100 additional cameras are planned by year's end. The total number of cameras that will eventually be deployed south of Canal Street is estimated at 3,000. This figure takes into account both public and private security cameras in the area.
Some privacy rights groups oppose so many eyes on the public. But security officials counter that, in this post 9/11 world, the more security you can get for areas that are potential terrorist targets, the better.