Why the French spot terrorists better than Americans

By substantially improving video surveillance quality in public areas, they are increasing the probability of catching suspects before the fact

In the meantime, law enforcement officials and U.S. civilians can begin to encourage legislators to enact a law similar to the new law in France: one that holds video surveillance in public places to a higher technological standard. As we near the seven-year anniversary of 9/11, it's the least we deserve.

About the author: Peter McKee is the international marketing director of MOBOTIX, which develops and manufactures high-performance IP/ISDN network video surveillance cameras. To learn more about MOBOTIX, visit www.mobotix.com.