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August 9th, 2012
02:27 PM ET

The "Domain Awareness System" takes NYPD high-tech crime fighting to new levels

The New York City police department has teamed up with Microsoft to build a new high-tech surveillance system called the "Domain Awareness System".

The new system allows police officers to access more than 3,000 closed-circuit cameras, as well as license plate scanners and radiation detectors across the city. The "Domain Awareness System” runs from a single command center in lower Manhattan, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the collaboration.

This new technology will not only profit the police but New York as well, since it will receive 30% of the revenue as Microsoft sells the technology to other police forces across the country.  

Mike McDuffie, vice president of U.S. public sector services and retired NassauCounty police officer and director of the Elite Intelligence and Protection Agency Lou Palumbo weigh in.

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