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Border Cameras

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Governor Rick Perry has touted his plan to let anyone with Internet access report crime along the Texas-Mexico border by watching surveillance camera feeds. But three months later, the virtual border watch program is still not online.

Texas Homeland Security Steve McCraw says the delay has occurred because officials wanted to ensure the cameras and other infrastructure provide the best signals and coverage.

McCraw says the program is moving forward.

Perry announced in June he would use five (m) million dollars in state money to place hundreds of cameras in vast stretches of remote, criminal hotspots along the border.

McCraw says one of the biggest challenges was providing the best signals in rural and open range areas.


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