Dayton To Trial Security Camera Access Technology

Officers in Dayton, Ohio now have the go-ahead to access live and recorded video from private security systems after a contentious Dayton City Commission meeting on Wednesday, Cornelius Frolik reports for the Dayton Daily News. The tech that Dayton police plan to use as part of a pilot through June 2023, Fusus video aggregation technology, divided some on the commission. Dayton police said that the program is entirely voluntary, and camera owners have control over the circumstances under which police can access their devices and data. 

Locals skeptical of the pilot program worry that the technology could contribute to over-policing in the city. Commissioner Darryl Fairchild suggested there should be limits on how the tech can be used. The launch is part of a multi-city pilot program funded by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

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