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Officers to access security cameras with the touch of a button

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Less than 48 hours after Wilmington's first murder of 2013, two agencies are teaming up to curb crime in the Port City using technology. Less than 48 hours after Wilmington's first murder of 2013, two agencies are teaming up to curb crime in the Port City using technology.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Less than 48 hours after Wilmington's first murder of 2013, two agencies are teaming up to curb crime in the Port City using technology.

The Wilmington Housing Authority and the Wilmington Police Department are joining forces to fight crime in some of the public housing communities.

Rahman Liadi, 25, was gunned down earlier this week in the Houston Moore public housing community. That community is equipped with security cameras, and soon police officers will be able to access the video feeds with just a touch of the button.

In about a week, officers will be able to access surveillance video feeds from Soloman Towers, Creekwood, Rankin Terrace and Houston Moore.

The bullet proof cameras have been strategically placed in certain areas of the communities to keep everyone safe.

"They can tap into areas they aren't even in and be able to look into those areas and if they see something brewing they can start moving to that area before it even starts," said James Jamison with WHA Security.

The hope is this new video feed will help cut down on response times in those areas.

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