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BATON ROUGE - When you take a stroll in downtown Baton Rouge, chances are someone is watching.

"I don't like it," Jerry Corntwaite said.

If you take a close look, you'll see surveillance cameras are all over the place.

"That doesn't bother me," Avia Dimittia said. "If you're not doing anything wrong, then it doesn't bother me."

"I think we have lost too much privacy in this country already," said Corntwaite.

Police regularly use both public and private cameras to crack cases. And these days, there are more cameras out there, not just in businesses but also in homes.

Experts at Custom Security Systems have seen an increase in the number of people in the Baton Rouge area asking for surveillance systems in homes.

"People are just aggravated and they just want to catch these people," Custom Security System Specialist Corey Spano said. "They feel this is the way to do it... and we feel the same way."

After the successful use of private surveillance video in the Boston Bombings, people who were against these 'extra' eyes are getting mixed feelings.

"With the terrorists being the way it is, I really don't have a good answer," Corntwaite said.

"If it helps to capture someone that's done wrong, I don't see any problem with it," Dimattia said.




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