Surveillance Engineers Who Know Nothing About Surveillance

It's surprisingly common for surveillance companies to hire engineers who know nothing about surveillance. The rationale is typically that the new employee is smart and successful at some mainstream IT/tech company.

Contrary to that, see this interesting article about the problems of engineers/developers lacking domain knowledge (i.e., in video surveillance, the domain is video surveillance).

What I find especially risky is hiring such engineers in senior / management roles where they inherently make important decisions on features / design / implementation.

Even if you are strong technically (in programming or network engineering, etc.), without a strong grasp of how surveillance works and what people want out of surveillance, the likelihood that bad decisions are made is through the roof.

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