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Bliss Towers surveillance cameras 'ready to fail'

Feb 25, 2020 11:35 pm
Jeanette Wolfberg reports for the Columbia Paper that about 50 motion-activated cameras at the Hudson Housing Authority's Bliss Tower and Columbia Apartments in Hudson are “ready to fail.” Executive Director Tim Mattice says the 20-year-old cameras do not have “enough memory to keep track of things,” and are “not providing the correct resolution.” The Hudson Housing Authority did not decide what to do about the aging cameras at its Feb. 12 meeting, but said don't expect the Feds to come to the rescue. While the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulates public housing such Bliss Towers, they do not regulate security systems. “HUD has nothing to do with the security of the building,” Mattice said. The Board of Commissioners of the Hudson Housing Authority meets next at 6 p.m., March 11, at the Bliss Tower Community room. Read more about this story in the Columbia Paper.