Edison, N.J. to require surveillance in 24-hour businesses

Businesses could face fines up to $1K for failing to properly maintain a surveillance system


Following several robberies of gas stations in the area, Edison, N.J. is expected to adopt an ordinance this week requiring businesses that are open 24 hours a day to install video surveillance systems, according to an article published by njtoday.net.

Edison Township Council President Charles Tomaro, who drafted the ordinance, said that the measure is intended as a "safety precaution," and that he believed that robbers would be less likely to target stores where they know they are under surveillance.

Under the ordinance, 24-hour business are required to install and maintain CCTV systems with videotape backups or face fines from $250 up to $1,000 for failing to do so.

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