In the latest effort to battle blight, Schenectady NY Mayor Gary McCarthy announced the city will install solar-powered security monitors in a number of vacant city-owned properties across the city.
The monitors will be installed as part of a test program in Schenectady, Albany and Troy.
The device was created in response to a call from officials in Louisville KY for help in dealing with hundreds of vacant property fires a year and is described as a “solar powered smoke detector detector.”. The device sends a signal to the police and fire department and phone calls and text messages to people in the neighborhood who sign up for it when it detects a motion or picks up siren of the smoke detector
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