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The installation of 50-plus new security cameras at the JFK/UMass Red Line and Commuter Rail Station is complete and ahead of schedule, according to the MBTA.
The new “real time” cameras, paid for by Department of Homeland Security grants, are part of a broader effort by the T to standardize its security system.
Work at the station that added 52 new cameras to the station’s existing cameras, was expected to be completed by late spring/early summer 2013, the T told Boston.com in December.
The footage, which on average is stored for up to a month, is used by law enforcement personnel and first responders in the event of an emergency or security incident.
The T is also in the process of installing more than 40-plus cameras in Andrew Station in South Boston and more cameras are also expected further up the line at the Charles/MGH Station, Harvard Square Station, Kendall Station, and Porter Station.
The T has estimated in the past that is has thousands of cameras installed at stations, on buses, and on trains system-wide.