Modern Living: TV Patrol

What has two eyes, perches on 22-ft. poles, can see half a mile in nearly total darkness, throws fear into lawbreakers and costs $47,000? The answer, known to everyone in suburban Mount Vernon, N.Y., is an ingenious new television system that untiringly watches over the town's main shopping street, relaying what it sees to police headquarters.

The two TV patrol cameras, which last month went into operation for a one-year test period, may have already reduced crime in Mount Vernon. During the first three weeks after their installation, there were no known crimes committed...

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