Candid cameras: NYC retail shops can start sharing security footage directly with NYPD under pilot

New York City retail shops will soon be able to share their security footage directly with the NYPD in real-time under a new pilot that City Hall launched on Thursday.

Businesses can now sign up to join the “Connect New York” program, Mayor Eric Adams said on Thursday. Connect New York integrates the participating businesses’ security cameras directly with the NYPD, allowing police to view their security footage in real-time in a bid to combat retail theft across the five boroughs.