Your Lights May Be Watching You

There are new LED lights greeting passengers at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal B but they do more than illuminate; they also are part of a security system that is watching you before you even get to the security checkpoint. The lights are fitted with computer chips, cameras, sensors and wi-fi antennas. They collect data that can help detect suspicious activity or aid in police investigations. Installed by FSG, Perth Amboy, NJ, the sensors in the lights were designed by Sensity Systems. Currently, the lights are only near the ticketing counters of the one terminal but the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, is considering expanding the pilot program to other terminals.

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