Camera surveillance business is booming

freedom       2001-07-29 
The purse-snatching suspects tried to convince police they weren't anywhere near the victim. Unfortunately for the suspects - now facing robbery charges - crisp, digital images from the Oakland train station's new surveillance cameras caught them in a lie. Similar cameras are being installed in another two of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's busiest stations. The surveillance system represents the latest in video technology, the kind also cropping up in schools, street corners, even restaurants.