Audio Usage In Video Surveillance Statistics 2021

By Zach Segal, Published Jan 07, 2021, 10:22am EST (Info+)

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.

********** ****'* **** **********, ***** ***** *** ******* ******* from * ** ** *******:

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** ****, **** **** **** ** integrators *** *** ******* ***** ** any ******. ***, **** *** ******* 10 ********** ****** **** * ****** majority ******** ***** ** ***** ** one ****** ** *** **** ****. The ***** ***** ***** *** ********* of ***** ** **********:

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

** *** ***-** ***** ***** ***** were *******, ** ***** ** *** first ******** *** **** *******.

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

*** ****, ***** ********* ** **** monitoring ** ******** ******** ** ** heavily ********** ** ** ****** *******. If *** *******, ******** ***** **** 'dual *******' ** '***-*****' ******* ******** audio **** ***** ******** ******** **** of *** ****:

  • "** ****** **** ******* ******* ** our ***** ** *** ******* ** record ******* *** ******* ** ** least *** ****** ** *** ************."
  • "*% ********** **** **."
  • "**** ***, ** ** *** **** do **** ***** *********."
  • "*%. ********** ***** *** **** ****** rules ** ***** ********* ** ** most ************ ** ** *** *********."
  • "[**** **** *** *******] - ** many ********* ** ** *******. ** many ********** *********, ********* ***** ** forbidden. ***** ***** ** ** **** specific ******* ** ** ******* ** install *********** *** ****** *****."
  • "*% *** *****(*) **** * **** in *** *** *** ***** *******, and *** ********* ***'* **** * reason ** **** ** ****** *****."
  • "*% ******* ** *** ***** ****** with ***** ***** ** *** **** state"
  • "**** - *** ******* ** *** jurisdiction ** ****** *****."
  • "*% - ********* ***** ** ******* in ****** ****** *** ***** ***** recorded ** ****** *******."
  • "**** ** *** ******** ******* *** audio ******* ** **** ** ******** forbidden ** *** ***** *********** *** GDPR *****."
  • "*%. ** ******** **'* *** ***** to ****** *****."

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

*******, **** **** *********, *********** ******* stated **** ********* ***** ** ******** due ** *********** **** *** *** or *********, ** **** ** ******* unease **** *****:

  • "**%. **** *** ****** ** *** liability."
  • "***** **%. ** ******** ** **** legal ******* **** **** ** *** see ** *************, ***** ** *** a *** ** ******. ** ******** because ** *** ********* ***** *******."
  • "****. *** ********* ***'* *** *** it *** ** ***'* ***** ** up ******* ** *** *** ** is * ****** ******* **** *** employees ** **** *** ***** *** we ***'* **** ** ** ******** in **** ************ ** ** ***'* have ** **."
  • "****. ******* **** *** **** *** get ******* ***** *** ********* ******."
  • "**** * ***.... ** ****** *********** is ********* ***** *** **** ** the ******* **************"
  • "**** - *** **** ***** ****** to **** **** ***** ** ******* all **** *** **. **** *** worth *** **** (*** *** ******* in **** *****)."
  • "** **** *** *** ***** ****** on **** *******. **** ****** ** to ******* **** ***** ** ********* systems. *********** *** ******* *** ***** the ***** ******."
  • "**** ***. **** ********* *** ***** of ********* ***** ** **** ****** and ** **** **** ** ****** audio ***** ******** ** ********** ***** specific ************* **** ** ** ********. HR, **********, ************* *****."
  • "*% - ******* ****** *** ******** feelings ***** "*** *******" **** ** difficult ** *******."
  • "*% - **** ** *** **** and ******** ***** ****** **** ********* audio.We ** *** ****** ***** ** our ******** *** ** *******."
  • "*%. ** ** *** *********, *** we *** *** ******* **."
  • "*% - *** ***** **** *** tricky **** ***** **********. ***** ********* ok ** ********** **********, **** ** our ******** **** ****** ** *** interested ** *****'* **** ** ******** the ********."
  • "***** *% * **** ***'* *** my ********* **** *** ********* ** it ***** ** ** * **** area."

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

** *** **, *** **** ********** the ************ ** ****** ***** **** state ** ***** (*** **** *****), ******** **** ********** (**:************* ** *******) ******** ******** **. In *** ******** ** ** ******, one ** *** *************** ********* ******** how ************ *** ******* ** ** be ***** *** ***** *********:

  • ******-***** *******: *** ******** ***** ******** ** the ********* **** *******. ** **** cases, *** ***-**** *** **** *** surveillance ****** ** *** ********** *****, and ********* *** **** ***** ******* additional **********. *********, ** ****** *** the ******** ** ******** *** '******-*****' jurisdictions, ******** *** ****** ** ********** vs. '** ******' *** ******* ** not *** ************ ***** ** ***** without ******* ********* *** ******* ********** legality.
  • ****/***/***-***** *******: **** ******** **** ** *** parties ** * ********* ** ******* and ** ***** **** ********* ** taking *****. ******* ******** ******* ** difficult, ** *********** ******** ***** ********* by *** ** ***** ************ *** limits ** ** ***** ***** ****** consent ** **********, **** ** ********* facilities.

******, *** ********** *******, *******, *** permissions ****** *** ********-***** ******* ***** complicate ******* ** ****, ** ** essentially ***********.

****, ** ******** ** ******** ************ *****, ********** *** ***** ********* ** the ****** *** *** **** ******* impact *** ************* ** *********. *** technical ********** ** ******* *********** ** the ***** **** *** ********* ** collect ***** *****, *** **** ****** recorded ***** **** ******** **** ***** remain *********, **** **** ******* ******* integrated ***** ***** ** ********** ***********.

******, **** ***** ********* ***** ********** integrator ********** ** ********** *** **** and *** ********* *********. *** ****, audio ********* ** ****** *** **** trouble **** *******.

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

**** ** **** ***** *** *****, customer ****** ** ****. ******* ******** noted **** ********* ****** ** *** ask *** ***** *** **** ********* cameras *** ***** *** ********** *** it:

  • "*. ********* **** **** *****."
  • "*. *** * ***** **** **** core ********* (******)."
  • "****. ***** ** ***** ********* *** is ****** **** ****."
  • "* ***'* ******* ** *** *** camera ***** **** **** ****. ** one ********* **** *******."
  • "* ***** ******* *** **** ***** we **** *** *** **** ** / ********* *****'* **** ********* **** feature"
  • "***** **********: *%. *** *** ** clients ********* **** ***** *** ** many ********** *** * **** ***** is ******** ****** *** ** ****** position."
  • "*%. ***** ** * **** ********* application *** ** *****’* ***** * requirement *** **. *** ********** ***** on *******’* ******** *******."
  • "* %. ** *** *** **** that ****. ***** ***** ** *** issue."
  • "**%, * **** ** ****** ***** in **** ********** *** ** *** allowed ** ****** ******* ** ***** and **** ******."

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

*******, **** ********** *** ****** *** audio *********, ********** ** *** *********** interview ***** *** **** *** ****** cells. **** ***** ******** ***** ***** areas ** *** ********** ***** ***** surveillance ** ********* ****:

  • "**** **** **%. ***** ************ **** not ****** ** ** ** **** demand ****** *** ****** ************."
  • "*% **'** *** **** *** **** in *** *********** **********. ******** **** you **** ** ********* ***** ******* laws."
  • "******** **** **** *% *******. ** only ** **** ***** ** **** where ***** ** ********, **** ** detention ** *** ***********. **** ****, only ******* ******* **** ** ** audio *******."
  • "* - * %. ** ** a *** ** *********** ****, *** audio ********* ** ********* ************ ** some ***** (******, ********* *****, ***)."
  • "***** *% *** *********** ************* **** corrections *** *****."
  • "**** **** *% *** ** ***** Laws. ********* **** **** ** ****** / *** *********** ********* *****."

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

***** *** **** **** ** **********, HR ******** **** ** ********* *****, and ******* *********** ********* ****** ********.

  • "**** ***. **** ********* *** ***** of ********* ***** ** **** ****** and ** **** **** ** ****** audio ***** ******** ** ********** ***** specific ************* **** ** ** ********. HR, **********, ************* *****."
  • "**** ***** ******* * ****** ***** 4 *******, *** ***** ** ****** specific ******** ***** *** ** **** as ** ******* *** ******."
  • "*% ********** **** ** ********'* ******* for ***********. ********* ** *** ******* recording ***** ******* ** ******* ********."
  • "**% ****** *** ***** ******* *** convenience ******."
  • "*% *** ********* **** *** ******** counters"

*******

*** **** **** *** ***** ** that *** **** *** ********** ******** have ****** **** **********, ** ***** is ********* ******** ** ** ********** cost.

*** ******** **** ******* *** ***** and ******* ******** ** ***** *****. How **** ***** ******** *** ******* remains ** ** ****, ** ********* those ******** **** **** ********** ** the **** *** ***** *** ************.

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** *** ** **** *** ****** get ****** *** ***** **** **** their *********? * **** **** ** many ****** *** ***** *** ** Ring/Google ******** *** **** ***** ********* audio *** ***** **** ***** **** intercom ** ******** *********.

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

* *** **** ** *********** ******* on *** *****:** **** ******* ******* *********** ****? New ********* ** ***** ** **** Out, *****:

** ************, * ***-***** ******* *****, the ************ ******** ********’* ****** ********* audio ********** **** **** *** ***** outdoor **** ************ ******* ********** ********, spokeswoman **** *** **** ***********. *** she *** *** ***** ** *** cases ** ***** *********** **** ********* to ********* **** ********.

** ********, * ***-***** ******* *****, in ***** ** ******* **** *****’* wiretapping ***, * ****** **** “*********” intercept *** *************.

“**** *** ***** ************ ******* ****** events *** *** ************ ** ********** later. *** ***** ** *** ****** is *** ************ ********* *** ************. It’s *** *************,” ***** ******, ** assistant ********** *** *** *******-***** ***** County ******** ********’* ******, ***** ** an ***** ** ***********.

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**** **** ********* ** ** **** intercom ******* ********* ***** ** ********** wiretapping.

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

** ** *****, * ** *** saying **** * ****** ** ***** can ******* *** ** *** **** any ********* ** **** **** **?

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**.. *** * ****** ** * Holiday *** **** ***** :)

**** ** **** **** ** *** cases *** *** * ****** *** a ****** ********. **** ******** ***** so **'* *** **** ********* ** on * ****** **********.

******** ** ** ************ *********** ****

*** ** ** ******* ** * former ** ***** ****** ******* ** the *********** **** ** ** *** some *********** ******* *** ********* ** one ***** **** **** ********* *** not ********* *** ** ********** ***********.

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******** ** ** ************ *********** ****

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

************ ********** *** **** ****** ***** if *** ******* **** ******* ** if ******* ** ********** ******.

** ****** * **** ** **** intercom?

** ** *****, * ***'* **** a ******** ** ****, * ** genuinely *** ***** ** *** *** law ** ***** *******.

*** *******, *** ****** ******* ** 'intercepting', ** ** ******** *********** '************'? Maybe ** ** *** ** ***** some **** *** **** ***** **** up. *** ******** ** **** *********** is ***** ********* ******* * ***** line *** **** ** ******** ******* in ****** ** *********. * ** not ****.

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***, ** ** **** ********* *** I ***'* ***** *** **** **** caught ** ** **********.

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* *** ******* **** * ****** that *** * **** ********. **** told ** *** **** ** *** that **** ***** **** ** *** listen ** ***** ********'* ************ **** the ******** *** ** *** ********.

******* ******** * ****** ** *** Mobotix ******* ***** ** ***** *** to ****** ** ** *** ***** conversations *** **** *** **** ******* so ** ***** ***** ****. **** said ** *** ***** ** ** doing ****.

* ***'* **** ******** ** ** with ****** ** ***** *******.

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***** *** **** ********. * ***** be ********* ***** **** ** ****.

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****... ***** ** ****** ** **** with ******** *** ***** ***********. **** apply ***** ** ****** *** ******** locations *** **** ******* ** ****** all ******. *******/***** & ****** **** a *** ***** ** ********, ** check **** ******* ******** ***. ****: Sonitrol ** *********** *** *** ******* of **** ***-**** **** *** ****** alarm ******** ******** *** ** **** credibility **** *** ***********.

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** *** **** * ****** *** the ******* "******** ** *********** *** the ******* ** **** ***-**** **** the ****** ***** ******** ******** *** to **** *********** **** *** ***********". Its * *** ***** *** ***** are * *** ** ***** *******. Not **** *** *** ***** ** about ***** **** ********?

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*****, **** ***********. **** **** ***** low ***** ***** ****, **** **** dispatch ***********/******** **** ********* **** ***,*** verifiable ***-*** ********, ***** ***** ******** 1977. ** ****** *** *** ******** of ********* ********, ******* ********, *** Sonitrol ********* ******* ** *** ****** States; *** ** ************ ***** ** many ******* ** *** ***** ********, in *** ******** ** ******** *********** and *&*. **** **********… * *** employed ** ******** *** ******* ***** during *** *** ** ******* *** franchises, **** ******* ********* ** ***** very ********* ******** ***** *** **********. Unlike ***, ******, *************, ***********, *** peers, ****** ***** ******** ** ***-*** interactive ************, ********* **** ** ******** proprietary *********** ********** *******. ****, ****** most ***** ******* ** ***** *******, most ******** ******* *** “****** ******” focused ** “********”, ******* **** *********** systems ******* **-**** ******, ***, ******** to “*****” *** ***-****, *** *******. My ************** ***** ** * *** embellished. ****** ***** **** ******** ** conflict **** ****.

******: *** *****; ******* ******** *****

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* **** ** *******, * ***-***** consent *****. **** * *** **** WiFi ******* * ****** ***** *** that *** ***** ** **** * asked * ****** ** ****** (******* included) ** **** **** ***** *** no *** ***** **** ** * straight ******. * *** **** ***** is ** **** ********* *** * homeowner ** **** * *** *** record **** ******* ** ***** ********, and ***** *** ********* ****'* ********* to *********** ****** *** ***** ****** never ** ******** ** ********* ** was '********' **. ******* * ****** did ******* * *** * **** at *** ***** **** ********* ****** that ** ***** ** *** ******* they ******* ** ***** *********.

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*** ***** ** "*******" *** ** a **** ***** *******, *** *** look ** *** **** **** ** have * ****** ************* *** *** can ******** ** ** ***** ** a *** ******* ** ** *** its * ***** ***** ** ****. It *** ******* ** **** ** this ******* **** **** *****.

** ******* ** ***** ** * phone *****, **** *** **** ** open ***** ** ** *********** ** privacy ******* *** *** ** *** open, *** **** *** ***** *** door *** ***** ** **** * private ************ **** ** ******* *** you ** **** ** *********** ** privacy.

** ***** **** ** ****** ********** standing ** ** ******** **** ** doorbell ** *** ****** **** ** expectation ** ******* ** *** *** what ***** * ********** ****** *****.

**** **** **** *** *** *** of ***** ** ******** ************ ** coming **** *** **** ** ******** needs ** *** ********* ** **.

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