WIRED: Big Brother's Big Mouth
New surveillance technology has cameras that SHOUT upon sensing movement in their immediate area
Baltimore has some dark stories. This winter, thieves cut down and carted away 136 streetllights, for the aluminum, so say the police. So bureaucrats decided that the cities' surveillance cameras neede to do more to combat crime.
Five $5,000 solar-powered imaging cameras that shout when they sense motion. It's not exactly trash talk, either.
"Stop! We have just taken your photograph. We will use this photograph to prosecute you. Leave the area at once!"
Do they work? Do car alarms work? Similiarly chatty cams, installed in Cincinnati in 2004, got noise complaints. Baltimore is hoping that no one steals them.
The following source was used in the creation of this Kentroversy Paper . . .
WIRED - Big Brother's Big Mouth; March 2006 issue, pg. 30.