Tech FAIL of the Day

Posted by HardOCP News 2:58 PM (CST)

Wednesday December 21, 2016

Ever wonder why all 1,800 lights in Central Park are on 24/7 wasting electricity? Because some genius thought it would be a good idea to wire all the security cameras to the same power source as the light poles. Meaning the lights have to be on for the security cameras to work.

Mr. Hewitt visited the office of his City Council representative, Helen Rosenthal. A member of her staff, Ned Terrace, dug into the matter. "The answer I received was that the power source for the streetlights is the same as the power source for the security cameras that the N.Y.P.D. has in Central Park, meaning that they have to be operating so that the cameras can remain on," Mr. Terrace wrote on Nov. 11.