Audio Usage In Video Surveillance Statistics 2021

By Zach Segal, Published Jan 07, 2021, 10:22am EST

Audio usage in video surveillance remains rare but growing, new IPVM statistics show.

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175+ integrators answered IPVM: "In the past year, what percentage of cameras did you record audio? Why that percentage?"

Inside we break down the results and include color comments.

********** ****'* **** **********, ***** ***** *** roughly ******* **** * to ** *******:

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** ****, **** **** half ** *********** *** not ******* ***** ** any ******. ***, **** has ******* ** ********** points **** * ****** majority ******** ***** ** least ** *** ****** in *** **** ****. The ***** ***** ***** the ********* ** ***** by **********:

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U.S. *** ***-** ***** *******

** *** ***-** ***** usage ***** **** *******, we ***** ** *** first ******** *** **** feature.

Audio ************ ********* ** ***

*** ****, ***** ********* or **** ********** ** strictly ******** ** ** heavily ********** ** ** simply *******. ** *** illegal, ******** ***** **** 'dual *******' ** '***-*****' consent ******** ***** **** being ******** ******** **** of *** ****:

  • "** ****** **** ******* because ** *** ***** is *** ******* ** record ******* *** ******* of ** ***** *** person ** *** ************."
  • "*% ********** **** **."
  • "**** ***, ** ** you **** ** **** audio *********."
  • "*%. ********** ***** *** very ****** ***** ** audio ********* ** ** most ************ ** ** not *********."
  • "[**** **** *** *******] - ** **** ********* it ** *******. ** many ********** *********, ********* audio ** *********. ***** needs ** ** **** specific ******* ** ** allowed ** ******* *********** and ****** *****."
  • "*% *** *****(*) **** I **** ** *** all *** ***** *******, and *** ********* ***'* have * ****** ** want ** ****** *****."
  • "*% ******* ** *** legal ****** **** ***** audio ** *** **** state"
  • "**** - *** ******* in *** ************ ** record *****."
  • "*% - ********* ***** is ******* ** ****** unless *** ***** ***** recorded ** ****** *******."
  • "**** ** *** ******** cameras *** ***** ******* as **** ** ******** forbidden ** *** ***** legislation *** **** *****."
  • "*%. ** ******** **'* not ***** ** ****** audio."

Discomfort *** ***** ***********

*******, **** **** *********, integrators ******* ****** **** recording ***** ** ******** due ** *********** **** the *** ** *********, as **** ** ******* unease **** *****:

  • "**%. **** *** ****** of *** *********."
  • "***** **%. ** ******** to **** ***** ******* from **** ** *** see ** *************, ***** is *** * *** of ******. ** ******** because ** *** ********* legal *******."
  • "****. *** ********* ***'* ask *** ** *** we ***'* ***** ** up ******* ** *** end ** ** * touchy ******* **** *** employees ** **** *** users *** ** ***'* want ** ** ******** in **** ************ ** we ***'* **** ** be."
  • "****. ******* **** *** idea *** *** ******* about *** ********* ******."
  • "**** * ***.... ** little *********** ** ********* about *** **** ** the ******* **************"
  • "**** - *** **** legal ****** ** **** with ***** ** ******* all **** *** **. Just *** ***** *** risk (*** *** ******* in **** *****)."
  • "** **** *** *** audio ****** ** **** systems. **** ****** ** to ******* **** ***** on ********* *******. *********** are ******* *** ***** the ***** ******."
  • "**** ***. **** ********* are ***** ** ********* audio ** **** ****** and ** **** **** to ****** ***** ***** hardware ** ********** ***** specific ************* **** ** be ********. **, **********, Interrogation *****."
  • "*% - ******* ****** and ******** ******** ***** "Big *******" **** ** difficult ** *******."
  • "*% - **** ** not **** *** ******** legal ****** **** ********* audio.We ** *** ****** audio ** *** ******** due ** *******."
  • "*%. ** ** *** requested, *** ** *** not ******* **."
  • "*% - *** ***** laws *** ****** **** audio **********. ***** ********* ok ** ********** **********, most ** *** ******** base ****** ** *** interested ** *****'* **** to ******** *** ********."
  • "***** *% * **** don't *** ** ********* know *** ********* ** it ***** ** ** a **** ****."

Mixed ***** *** ***** *********

** *** **, *** laws ********** *** ************ to ****** ***** **** state ** ***** (*** **** *****), ******** **** ********** (ie:************* ** *******) ******** prohibit **. ** *** majority ** ** ******, one ** *** *************** generally ******** *** ************ and ******* ** ** be ***** *** ***** recording:

  • ******-***** *******: *** ******** ***** involved ** *** ********* must *******. ** **** cases, *** ***-**** *** owns *** ************ ****** is *** ********** *****, and ********* *** **** place ******* ********** **********. Currently, ** ****** *** the ******** ** ******** are '******-*****' *************, ******** the ****** ** ********** vs. '** ******' *** whether ** *** *** conversation ***** ** ***** without ******* ********* *** further ********** ********.
  • ****/***/***-***** *******: **** ******** **** or *** ******* ** a ********* ** ******* and ** ***** **** recording ** ****** *****. Because ******** ******* ** difficult, ** *********** ******** audio ********* ** *** of ***** ************ *** limits ** ** ***** where ****** ******* ** attainable, **** ** ********* facilities.

******, *** ********** *******, signage, *** *********** ****** for ********-***** ******* ***** complicate ******* ** ****, it ** *********** ***********.

****, ** ******** ** our***** ************ *****, ********** *** ***** equipment ** *** ****** way *** **** ******* impact *** ************* ** recording. *** ********* ********** of ******* *********** ** the ***** **** *** optimized ** ******* ***** audio, *** **** ****** recorded ***** **** ******** with ***** ****** *********, even **** ******* ******* integrated ***** ***** ** integrated ***********.

******, **** ***** ********* below ********** ********** ********** in ********** *** **** and *** ********* *********. For ****, ***** ********* is ****** *** **** trouble **** *******.

No ******** ****** *** *****

**** ** **** ***** for *****, ******** ****** is ****. ******* ******** noted **** ********* ****** do *** *** *** audio *** **** ********* cameras *** ***** *** positioned *** **:

  • "*. ********* **** **** video."
  • "*. *** * ***** need **** **** ********* (retail)."
  • "****. ***** ** ***** requested *** ** ****** down ****."
  • "* ***'* ******* ** did *** ****** ***** this **** ****. ** one ********* **** *******."
  • "* ***** ******* *** have ***** ** **** not *** **** ** / ********* *****'* **** requested **** *******"
  • "***** **********: *%. *** lot ** ******* ********* with ***** *** ** many ********** *** * good ***** ** ******** anyway *** ** ****** position."
  • "*%. ***** ** * very ********* *********** *** we *****’* ***** * requirement *** **. *** occasional ***** ** *******’* property *******."
  • "* %. ** *** not **** **** ****. Audio ***** ** *** issue."
  • "**%, * **** ** record ***** ** **** situations *** ** *** allowed ** ****** ******* of ***** *** **** issues."

Audio **** ** ****** ********* ***** & ********* *****

*******, **** ********** *** common *** ***** *********, especially ** *** *********** interview ***** *** **** and ****** *****. **** color ******** ***** ***** areas ** *** ********** where ***** ************ ** typically ****:

  • "**** **** **%. ***** surveillance **** *** ****** to ** ** **** demand ****** *** ****** applications."
  • "*% **'** *** **** the **** ** *** inforcement **********. ******** **** you **** ** ********* about ******* ****."
  • "******** **** **** *% cameras. ** **** ** some ***** ** **** where ***** ** ********, such ** ********* ** law ***********. **** ****, only ******* ******* **** to ** ***** *******."
  • "* - * %. We ** * *** of *********** ****, *** audio ********* ** ********* occasionally ** **** ***** (intake, ********* *****, ***)."
  • "***** *% *** *********** installations **** *********** *** jails."
  • "**** **** *% *** to ***** ****. ********* only **** ** ****** / *** *********** ********* Rooms."

Other **** ******* ***** *****, ** *****, *** ******* ****** *********

***** *** **** **** in **********, ** ******** such ** ********* *****, and ******* *********** ********* retail ********.

  • "**** ***. **** ********* are ***** ** ********* audio ** **** ****** and ** **** **** to ****** ***** ***** hardware ** ********** ***** specific ************* **** ** be ********. **, **********, Interrogation *****."
  • "**** ***** ******* * narrow ***** * *******, and ***** ** ****** specific ******** ***** *** us **** ** ** finance *** ******."
  • "*% ********** **** ** attorney's ******* *** ***********. Otherwise ** *** ******* recording ***** ******* ** privacy ********."
  • "**% ****** *** ***** offices *** *********** ******."
  • "*% *** ********* **** and ******** ********"

*******

*** **** **** *** audio ** **** *** cost *** ********** ******** have ****** **** **********, as ***** ** ********* included ** ** ********** cost.

*** ******** **** ******* the ***** *** ******* concerns ** ***** *****. How **** ***** ******** are ******* ******* ** be ****, ** ********* those ******** **** **** increasing ** *** **** few ***** *** ************.

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** *** ** **** and ****** *** ****** the ***** **** **** their *********? * **** seen ** **** ****** say ***** *** ** Ring/Google ******** *** **** start ********* ***** *** video **** ***** **** intercom ** ******** *********.

**** ********, * ***'* know.

* *** **** ** informative ******* ** *** topic:** **** ******* ******* Wiretapping ****? *** ********* Is ***** ** **** Out, *****:

** ************, * ***-***** consent *****, *** ************ district ********’* ****** ********* audio ********** **** **** and ***** ******* **** surveillance ******* ********** ********, spokeswoman **** *** **** Motherboard. *** *** *** not ***** ** *** cases ** ***** *********** have ********* ** ********* such ********.

** ********, * ***-***** consent *****, ** ***** to ******* **** *****’* wiretapping ***, * ****** must “*********” ********* *** communication.

“**** *** ***** ************ cameras ****** ****** *** the ************ ** ********** later. *** ***** ** the ****** ** *** purposefully ********* *** ************. It’s *** *************,” ***** Miller, ** ********* ********** for *** *******-***** ***** County ******** ********’* ******, wrote ** ** ***** to ***********.

**** **** ********* ** on **** ******** ******* recording ***** ** ********** wiretapping.

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*** *** * ***** now? :)

** ** *****, * am *** ****** **** a ****** ** ***** can ******* *** ** you **** *** ********* to **** **** **?

**.. *** * ****** at * ******* *** last ***** :)

**** ** **** **** on *** ***** *** for * ****** *** a ****** ********. **** recorded ***** ** **'* not **** ********* ** on * ****** **********.

******** ** ** ************ Wiretapping ****

*** ** ** ******* is * ****** ** State ****** ******* ** the *********** **** ** he *** **** *********** insight *** ********* ** one ***** **** **** listening *** *** ********* can ** ********** ***********.

******** ** ** ************ Wiretapping ****

**** ******* ******:

************ ********** *** **** record ***** ** *** parties **** ******* ** if ******* ** ********** posted.

** ****** * **** to **** ********?

** ** *****, * don't **** * ******** on ****, * ** genuinely *** ***** ** how *** *** ** being *******.

*** *******, *** ****** centers ** '************', ** an ******** *********** '************'? Maybe ** ** *** is ***** **** **** law **** ***** **** up. *** ******** ** that *********** ** ***** literally ******* * ***** line *** **** ** intercom ******* ** ****** is *********. * ** not ****.

***, ** ** **** confusing *** * ***'* think *** **** **** caught ** ** **********.

********:

* *** ******* **** a ****** **** *** a **** ********. **** told ** *** **** it *** **** **** could **** ** *** listen ** ***** ********'* conversation **** *** ******** was ** *** ********.

******* ******** * ****** to *** ******* ******* which ** ***** *** to ****** ** ** the ***** ************* *** team *** **** ******* so ** ***** ***** them. **** **** ** one ***** ** ** doing ****.

* ***'* **** ******** to ** **** ****** of ***** *******.

***** *** **** ********. I ***** ** ********* about **** ** ****.

****... ***** ** ****** to **** **** ******** for ***** ***********. **** apply ***** ** ****** all ******** ********* *** have ******* ** ****** all ******. *******/***** & Decker **** * *** piece ** ********, ** check **** ******* ******** too. ****: ******** ** responsible *** *** ******* of **** ***-**** **** the ****** ***** ******** combined *** ** **** credibility **** *** ***********.

** *** **** * source *** *** ******* "Sonitrol ** *********** *** the ******* ** **** bad-guys **** *** ****** alarm ******** ******** *** to **** *********** **** law ***********". *** * big ***** *** ***** are * *** ** alarm *******. *** **** how *** ***** ** about ***** **** ********?

*****, **** ***********. **** also ***** *** ***** alarm ****, **** **** dispatch ***********/******** **** ********* over ***,*** ********** ***-*** captures, ***** ***** ******** 1977. ** ****** *** the ******** ** ********* Sonitrol, ******* ********, *** Sonitrol ********* ******* ** the ****** ******; *** my ************ ***** ** many ******* ** *** Alarm ********, ** *** capacity ** ******** *********** and *&*. **** **********… I *** ******** ** Sonitrol *** ******* ***** during *** *** ** support *** **********, **** insider ********* ** ***** very ********* ******** ***** and **********. ****** ***, Vivint, *************, ***********, *** peers, ****** ***** ******** is ***-*** *********** ************, monitored **** ** ******** proprietary *********** ********** *******. Also, ****** **** ***** systems ** ***** *******, most ******** ******* *** “silent ******” ******* ** “captures”, ******* **** *********** systems ******* **-**** ******, etc, ******** ** “*****” the ***-****, *** *******. My ************** ***** ** a *** ***********. ****** share **** ******** ** conflict **** ****.

******: *** *****; ******* Services *****

* **** ** *******, a ***-***** ******* *****. When * *** **** WiFi ******* * ****** years *** **** *** audio ** **** * asked * ****** ** people (******* ********) ** they **** ***** *** no *** ***** **** me * ******** ******. I *** **** ***** is ** **** ********* for * ********* ** have * *** *** record **** ******* ** their ********, *** ***** the ********* ****'* ********* to *********** ****** *** would ****** ***** ** reviewed ** ********* ** was '********' **. ******* a ****** *** ******* I *** * **** at *** ***** **** notifying ****** **** ** being ** *** ******* they ******* ** ***** recording.

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