Idea: Virtual Neighborhood Watches

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 02, 2012

Neighborhood watches have become a hot topic. And while the press now is overwhelmingly bad, such watches, done right, can help keep neighborhood safes. However, it can be hard and time consuming to do so. In this note, we propose an alternative - the ‘virtual' neighborhood that leverages surveillance and VSaaS technology as a next generation solution.

Challenges with Neighborhood Watches

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