Security Cameras to Provide Safe Watch over Commuter Parking Lots
In a long-delayed move, commuter parking lots in Clarkstown, NY will soon be equipped with CCTV security cameras. The installation will begin this summer. Currently cameras watch over the Nanuet train station, but an additional 8 cameras are set to be installed at the Exit 14 park-and-ride lot along Route 59. The cameras will serve to provide peace-of-mind for drivers concerned about their vehicles as well as their personal safety.
Video surveillance in parking lots is a common practice used to prevent car theft, vandalism and other crimes. In the Clarkstown commuter lots, where cars are left unattended for long periods of time, the presence of security cameras will help to discourage criminal activity and could provide valuable visual evidence when incidents are reported.
Live video feeds will be sent from the commuter lots directly to the Clarkstown Police Department.
The installation of surveillance cameras not only protects cars from break-ins and robberies, but it also protects the commuters themselves, some of whom return to the lot late at night. The cameras provide an added sense of security for those who find themselves walking through the lot alone after the sun goes down.