Surveillance cameras approved for Atlantic City Boardwalk

    Eyes in the sky will be watching walkers and shoppers on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

    The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on Tuesday agreed to issue $11 million in bonds to install as many as 230 cameras on the Boardwalk. The cameras would be placed on poles where the walkway intersects with roads and on poles used for digital advertising.

    The Press of Atlantic City reports video would be monitored by police and public safety.

    It also would be used by the company that operates the digital displays to gather demographic information about crowds that could be put to commercial use.

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