I write a lot of blogs about surveillance systems that sort of make the systems out to be the eye-in-the-sky “bad guys.” Something watching our every move and logging it all away somewhere. Everyone from big government, small cities and even our neighbors use surveillance systems to keep an eye out for one thing or another.
Yes, we are all being watched. We all are constantly caught on any number of cameras during our normal daily lives. Whether we visit a bank on our lunch break, drive down the street or grab a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop, we are passing numerous surveillance systems. Most of which we cannot see very well if at all.
There is quite a lot of public outcry about the invasion of privacy but there is another side to that coin. There are quite a few positives that are rarely considered. For example, what if you are accused of a crime you did not commit? It is possible to use the collection of video recordings and even your cell phone’s location to prove your innocence. These surveillance systems also help deter crime with their presence. A lot of companies even have “dummy” cameras in their system that do not actually work but their presence (and the possibility that it is working) deters crime and theft.
Who knows what the future will hold for surveillance. One thing I do know is that these systems will not be going away.
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