The DB carries an article about how surveillance cameras haven’t reduced crime in the residential areas around campus. When do cameras work? During the day when there is light. When does the vandalism which was used as excuse to spend lavishly on cameras occur? At night. You’d think someone would have figured that out before spending lavishly.
In fairness, some think the cameras a success. Vendors who sold the gear, for example. After all, the check cleared.