The Martin County Commission nixed the idea to install a high-tech video surveillance system on beaches in several southern Florida municipalities, which would have warned people not to have sex on the beach, the reported.

The system was proposed after a police sting in July caught six men at two county beaches either soliciting undercover officers or exposing themselves to them, the Web site reported.

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The system's cost, $300,000, killed the idea, according to the report.

Instead, they are looking to post signs warning people that uniformed and plainclothes police patrol the beaches, reported.