Tag: surveillance

Law enforcement technology: Machines that protect and serve

Law enforcement technology: Machines that protect and serve

| July 31, 2014

Today’s technological advancements are showing no signs of losing momentum as we move deeper into the digital age — and this is especially true in the law enforcement space. Safety enhancements across the U.S. are evolving rapidly, revolutionizing the jobs of police officers and innovating public safety procedures. Some of the technology available today was, at […]

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“Eyestalkers” art installation puts all eyes on you

“Eyestalkers” art installation puts all eyes on you

| April 17, 2014

There’s really nothing that’s not creepy about the “Eyestalkers” exhibit in Deventer, in the Netherlands. First of all, it’s a display of disembodied eyeballs (not the real thing, thankfully). Second, they’re bobbling atop red, vein-like stalks. Third, they appear to be disturbingly larger than life (even if eyeballs are slightly larger outside the socket). But […]

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These animal-shaped security cameras are watching you

These animal-shaped security cameras are watching you

| April 2, 2014

Security cameras are everywhere these days: in parks, schools, hospitals, restaurants, even on city streets. A recent report on design-y security cameras brings attention to this reality. With their cartoonish animal shapes, the cameras are meant to lend a certain cheeriness to the idea of being watched whenever you venture out in public. Making reference […]

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Large-scale art installation stirs up drone controversy

Large-scale art installation stirs up drone controversy

| February 21, 2014

Chalk drawings of drone outlines resembling murder scenes have been popping up around the world, from London to Washington, D.C. to Istanbul. These large-scale, 1:1 representations of unmanned aerial vehicles first appeared in London in January 2012 as James Bridle’s “Drone Shadows” art installation. The installation, designed to help people become more aware of the […]

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Advanced video surveillance technology promises safer mass transit

Advanced video surveillance technology promises safer mass transit

| January 30, 2014

The significance of video surveillance in defending national security came to light following the major role it played in the Boston Marathon and London Transit bombing investigations. Equipped with high-tech software and technologies, surveillance cameras are gradually becoming more effective in preventing potential threats and detecting crimes. And in addition to providing higher safety and security, […]

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Assessing the future of video surveillance

Assessing the future of video surveillance

| January 8, 2014

As events like the Boston Marathon bombings occur, people are becoming more amenable to video surveillance. Today, video surveillance is no longer limited to traditional security but is also found in retail, government, transport, and other areas. The video surveillance market is expected to grow by over 12 percent globally this year, as compared to 2013, according […]

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The best places to install hidden cameras

The best places to install hidden cameras

| December 16, 2013

Often, the very sight of the all-recording eye of a surveillance camera is enough to deter crime — it’s easier for a criminal to move on to a target where evidence isn’t being recorded. But if the goal is to catch an intruder (or an escaper) in the act, then installing a hidden outdoor camera […]

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