Outside Public Housing, Cameras Abound

Posted on Thursday June 05, 2014

As many New York City Housing Authority tenants waited for surveillance cameras in their complexes in recent years, similar systems have become a staple of apartment buildings across New York City.

Residential buildings ranging from Upper East Side co-ops to affordable rental developments in the South Bronx have installed the systems. Landlords and managers say the cameras deter crime and have become increasingly affordable and sophisticated.

"Just about everyone has cameras now, just like everyone has a computer," said Dan Wurtzel, president of FirstService Residential New York, which manages 60,000 apartments in and around New York.

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