A video security system has been installed along the Boardwalks in Wildwood and Ocean City to "get more electronic eyes on the street," according to Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor.

The two sites were completed using federal grant money received through the state's Office of Homeland Security.

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The system was first implemented in Ocean City in 2012, with upgrades this year along with the addition on the Wildwood Boardwalk. Camera coverage in Wildwood now covers the stretch from Convention Hall to North Wildwood.

Cameras are already used in Sea Isle City and North Wildwood.

"These systems are IP(internet protocol) based, which means that the cameras can be securely monitored, recorded, administered and accessed from an authorized workstation or portable device," according to the Prosecutor's Office.

The next step will include video systems in Avalon and Cape May.

The recent Boston Marathon bombing, and the use of surveillance to identify suspects, was cited as a benefit to installing systems in busy areas such as the Boardwalk and promenade areas.

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