Social Media Integrated With Surveillance

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on May 21, 2013

Personal photos and videos played a major role identifying the Boston bombing suspects and will likely grow in importance. A new service, that integrates surveillance cameras and crowdsourced images from mobile phones, is being piloted at several Rhode Island schools. For this note, we interviewed Peter Mottur, President of Rhodeway Networks to find out what their 'VizSafe' offering is and how it works.

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Comments (3)

This project focuses on schools, but I wonder how well a public version of this for regular citizens would do. All of the videos and photos of the London attacks that have been released today were taken by bystanders.

A public version would be technologically straightforward to do but I am not sure how it would get any scale. How would people know to go to e.g., 'ShareCrimeEvidence.com' or whatever? Maybe the FBI can host their own service allowing people to upload, etc.? I don't know.

That said, it makes a lot of sense for employees to have access to such an internal system. Let's say I work at a retailer. I could pretty quickly pull out my phone and record an incident. If I had a VMS app, I could then just send it into the system.

The Met Police have now set up an email just to take in pictures and videos from the incident yesterday. I think crowdsourcing this way after an incident may become standard sooner rather than later.

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