DHS’s Beefy NYC Surveillance Cams

07.14.11 Bucky Turco

Just when it looked like only the city that was getting ripped off by whatever security company installed all those overly redundant surveillance cameras in subway stations for the MTA, buses now as well, the feds easily upped the ante with these hulking Department of Homeland Security boxes.

The prominently branded units that carry at least three globe cams and other doodads, line the blocks surrounding Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan and even though they’re not likely to thwart any kind of terrorist attack, virtually ensure the media will get good footage should a catastrophic event unfold.