Story excerpt provided by CBS News.
Written by Alex Pena.
An American surveillance company nestled into a small dark room of TVs and computers in Dayton, Ohio, is trying to solve crimes across the globe.
The company, Persistent Surveillance, uses man-powered planes, and high-powered cameras, to capture images of crime from above. A team of analysts use the footage obtained to track criminals from the scene of a crime to their homes or immediate locations.
Police are then alerted to the crimes, which range from burglaries and assaults, to carjacks and murders.
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Originally published March 31, 2015.