R.I. police look to cameras

SSN Staff  - 
Saturday, March 1, 2003

NEWPORT, R.I. - The Newport police have turned to a local company to help them beef up their video surveillance system around town.

According to a recent report in the Providence Journal, Live Wave, based here, has developed software that could potentially allow police to use cameras to check on traffic problems, monitor crowds, or read a vehicle’s license plate.

The live feed from those cameras would be viewable over a special web browser based at police headquarters.

Live Wave’s software offers live video feeds which can be sent from remote locations and allow police to view the feed on a computer.

The Newport police have applied for a federal grant to purchase and install the Live Wave system throughout the town.