BROOKLYN - Lawmakers have secured money for NYPD surveillance cameras along commercial streets in Bay Ridge, but they have not yet been installed.

Some business owners and residents say they don't feel the cameras are necessary, while others hope they'll be a deterrent for crime.

Many business owners along Fifth Avenue say they already have their own surveillance cameras. But residents say there has been increased drug activity between Fourth and Sixth avenues and believe NYPD surveillance cameras would be the perfect deterrent.

NYPD statistics show area crime is down by 9 percent this year.