Security Cameras Installed At Lakewood Airport

surveillance_camerasWith a grant of $150,000.00 from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT), Lakewood Township has implemented an airport security project that is designed to protect area residents and businesses 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a number of secure surveillance cameras placed throughout the airport zone. According to Steven Reinman, the director of economic development for Lakewood, the Lakewood security camera project is the first one in the state to go online.  The security cameras provide remote access to airport management and to the police department.  Reinman says, “This will allow appropriate airport personnel and the police department to monitor the airport and its surrounding area.  If, heaven forbid, there was any kind of incident at the airport, the New Jersey DOT will not only have remote access but will actually be able to take control of the system and monitor events as they unfold.”
The cameras cover the runways, the hangars, and even the front area of the airport, among other views and multiple angles.  Because the security system is motion sensitive, it starts recording immediately. “It’s fascinating,” says Reinman.  We recently had different views of a difficult landing, which I had an opportunity to watch with the Fixed Base Operator. We were able to observe in great detail the approach and landing, which would allow the FAA or DOT to effectively assess any incidents captured by the system.”
Lakewood Deputy Mayor Steven Langert, who is the Township liaison to the airport, says, “The implementation of these cameras is an important first step in our plans to upgrade and promote the airport. Up until recently, the only security at the airport was a perimeter fence installed to deter three-wheelers and unwelcomed visitors.”   
Both Deputy Mayor Langert and Reinman expressed their appreciation to Bert Albert who initiated and oversaw the security camera project. 
“Upgrading the airport is one of the priorities for the Township because of its economic potential,” says Reinman. “To that end, we are working with the FAA and the DOT on various development programs.  Further improvements will contribute to enhanced value for the business community because of the proximity of the airport to the Lakewood Industrial/Business Park; FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws; and the rest of Lakewood Township.” (Thank you Frances Kirschner).

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  1. So now they can run live feeds whenever an important aircraft carrying important people on important business comes to Lakewood. Very important development.

  2. Was there EVER a security issue at the airport?? Did the FBI get a tip that something will happen? How is this justified? If the private plane owners that keep their planes there are worried someone will vandalize their plane- let them pay for security!

  3. the name says it all.don”t you think there are better places to put cameras?like in township conference rooms where these little deals go down.or how about in front of the new future home for ICE on second street?
    steve my man.i know you had nothing to do with why provide a quote about it?when asked you should have just shrugged your shoulders and made a swirling motion with your finger next to your head and pointed at someone else.oh and btw developing an airport that borders our industrial park which now should change its name to our JEWISH SCHOOL PARK is a DISASTER IN THE MAKING.why not develop a uranium enrichment factory next door to kimball. cmon steve x 2 you guys can do better than that
    have a gitten shabbos
    you guys are the best
    sincerely ,

  4. Cant agree more with the previous posters. Are they scared someone is trying to steal the planes?
    Way to go on spending taxpayer money!!!

  5. why is there so much rage that you all can’t read? it says NJDOT, NOT local tax dollars. And whats wrong that the State government should provide protection where they can monitor accidents and similiar incedents? also, what do you think – no “trafic” is coming in from mexico by nite? let the cops see it and nab em.

  6. To- fair and balanced.
    Enable spell check!!
    Mexicans do not fly to lakewood! They take a bus here! Install cameras downtown.
    I dont have the FAA record logs but i dont blv there was an accident at this airport in over 15 years, possibly more.

    You arent fair and far off balance!

  7. To- fair and balanced.
    Enable spell check!!
    Mexicans do not fly to lakewood! They take a bus here! Install cameras downtown.
    I dont have the FAA record logs but i dont blv there was an accident at this airport in over 15 years, possibly more.

    You arent fair and far off balance!
    Sorry, forgot to add great post! Can’t wait to see your next post!

  8. While I cannot say that I totally disagree with geneiva mamash,I do not appreciate having my name signed to something I did not write. I fully understand that the moderator of tls does not have the ability to verify each comment made by someone.I believe that both steves are deicated to helping our town prosper and grow in a responsible manner and would never ignore the true concerns of all townspeople.I would never question their judgement in matters concerning the airport as I have no understanding of such matters. Please do no ascribe my name to your cause or any future posts. Whomever you are

  9. Although the timing of spending that kind of money might be a little inappropriate, I cannot see what is wrong with taking measures BEFORE there is a security problem. Aizehu Chacham?….I have flown in and out of lakewood airport at peculiar hours, and aside from the occasional police car driving around the place is deserted. It doesn’t have to be a plane full of illegals or a band of terrorists to pose a problem, unfortunately general aviation has been used many times in the past to transport drugs. Want THAT in lakewood?!!

  10. This is for 5:08 a.m.

    Since you don”t have log books to fact check let me clearify. The airport HAS HAD plane crashes within the last 5 years. But that isn”t why there are cameras there. With that said it would be safe to say you don’t really know how illeagals would invade this country,state,or town.
    Could very well be a small unmaned airport at night that delivers all the mess we deal with here and not just meaning illegals Its knowing the police are policeing the roads leading in and out of our township that gives a criminal mind with resources to utilize other means of tranport.

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