In what seems as if it could become a neverending paradox, Business Insider on a locality in Maryland in which it has become necessary to outfit the city with a network of surveillance cameras to observe the previous layer of cameras:
Police in Palmer Park, Md., plan to deploy cameras to surveil the other other cameras in their district. Ari Ash of WTOP talked to police in the area, who said that local people had started targeting the speed cameras police put up in intersections, as well as surveillance cameras.
Prince George’s County Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati, who’s the commander of the Automated Enforcement Section, says each camera can cost up to $30,000. They needed to do something to deter the camera saboteurs. Liberati thought cameras to watch the cameras was a good solution. One is in place already, and the department hopes to have a dozen more by the end of the year.