Homeowners’ public order protection. 21st-century solutions
Law enforcement agencies around the world are betting on video surveillance networks. Cameras enhance the capabilities of the police and other security services.
This article will look at how conventional home monitoring can help a city maintain public order.
Principle of cooperation between the police, firefighters, and citizens
Home video surveillance is becoming more popular and used more and more. According to TelecomDaily statistics, Russia ranks 3rd in the world in terms of the number of cameras. There are almost 100 devices per 1,000 citizens.
Homeowners install street security camera kits, video intercoms, and often “smart” devices that analyze the environment. This trend allows local security services to broaden their “vision” by getting citizens to agree to cooperate.
That is if cameras of the home system record the incident, then the photo and video materials are immediately received by the police or another service.
You can learn more about city surveillance systems following the link.
Pros of cooperation
As mentioned above, security services expand their “view” of the city in cooperation with home video surveillance. But what difference does it make?
- faster investigation of crimes;
- prevention of illegal actions;
- tracking and searching for missing and wanted persons through identity recognition;
- recognition of license plates in the investigation of an accident.
And for surveillance owners who decide to cooperate with the police or firefighters, system developers give incentive bonuses.
Using the Faceter algorithm and service
Old analog surveillance systems are not suitable for cooperation with security services. We need new IP cameras that work with cloud video surveillance technology, e.g., the Faceter service with smart video analytics.
We differ from our competitors, first of all, by the affordable prices of the subscription. For example, you can choose a “free” plan with recording storage for 24 hours or a “premium” plan with 7-day storage for 2.99 USD per month.
Best Place to Place Your Camcorder
Installation is crucial. You can’t stick the camera carelessly and expect it to last for years. The service life and quality of the device depend on the installation principle.
Decide on a goal, design a video surveillance system, and only then buy cameras. When installing, it is essential to consider:
When installing, it is essential to consider:
- natural impact on cameras: snow, ice, thunderstorm, rain, sunlight. Anything can affect work;
- the angle of the camera’s view. If you plan to cooperate with the security services, then not only your private territory should fall into the lens. But keep in mind the ban on video surveillance;
- location of devices for service. If the camera fails or you need to wipe the lens, the equipment should be accessed easily.
Read more about the principles of editing in our article: “The best place to mount a video camera. Expert recommendations“.
Video stream processing
Every day terabytes of information can be dumped on the police in the process of cooperation. Manual processing of a stream takes a lot of resources.
Therefore, services solve this problem with special software. It helps you process data faster and automatically, identifies faces and objects, and searches for similar video details. Analytics allows you to filter information and speed up the process.
Instead of conclusion
A home surveillance system can serve not only an individual but the entire city. But to organize cooperation with security services, modern cloud monitoring technology is needed. For example, a service from Faceter.