Monday, October 12, 2020




Chic Silber said...

Shortly after 9-11 the police department

had many of these hydraulic scissor lift

observation towers built as trailers for

utilization in any required situation

Chic Silber said...

More recently thousands of

security video cameras dot

the entire landscape which

cuts into the tower's use

AA said...

The lift viewing stations have been around for a long time and I have yet to see one with a cop up in the air. I don't know if they have cameras raised aloft for ground viewing. As a way to watch the public it seems to be one of the dumbest choices. The cop at the top can't get down to help and makes a great sitting duck in case of trouble.

Chic Silber said...

They did get created as a result of 9-11

as I mentioned above & I have seen many

officers in residence but I have wondered

about the sanitary facilities if any

The operators can control from the cabin

so except for any equipment failure they

are not captives imprisoned above

Chic Silber said...

In case of hoodlums on the ground

I'd prefer to be aloft as long as

the cabin's floor was reinforced

& I had a bucket