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Camera Destruction Campaign Failing

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An anarchist campaign in Germany to destroy surveillance cameras spread through Europe and to the United States. But for the most part the movement seems to have burned off its momentum. Is Camover over? Don’t know what Camover is? Take a look at...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 6 years ago

New Orleans Police New Surveillance Initiative

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New Orleans is known for Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street and big band music, but it’s also known for being home to one of the most disastrous surveillance projects. The city spent $10 million on a system that sits stagnant [link no longer available] bu...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 6 years ago

Surveillance Operator Simulator Reviewed

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Can you train a surveillance operator to detect suspicious behavior without them even looking at a live camera. One company, VSTEP, thinks so. Vstep is the maker of EyeObserve [link no longer available], a surveillance operator simulation program ...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 6 years ago

Justin Bieber and Why Jail Bathroom Surveillance Cameras Are Legal

Justin Bieber urinating in a jail cell recently became international news, evidently for its entertainment value, despite the boring video clip released following a public records request: Many questioned why the police had surveillance cameras...

By IPVM Team - almost 6 years ago

World's Most Violent City - Neighborhood Security

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Juarez, known for being one of the deadliest cities in the world saw murder rates as high as 10 a day in 2010. More than 450 people were killed last year. [link no longer available] The city is known for both it’s corrupt police and cartel activit...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 6 years ago

192MP Persistent Aerial Surveillance

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How many crimes take place in this photo? One company claims that their 192 MP camera array can identify and solve numerous crimes and murders, using persistent aerial surveillance The technology explored in Iraq to track IED attacks. Now, lev...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 6 years ago

Former FBI Analyst on Retrieving Surveillance Video

"When a robbery would happen police used to be able to show up, hit eject on the VCR, break the write protect tab on the tape and bag it. Now an officer shows up on the scene and may not have had any training on a DVR and then if they do have trai...

By IPVM Team - about 6 years ago

Illegal To Post Your CCTV Footage In Ireland

Surveillance videos and images are regularly posted publicly. They're entertaining, shocking and even funny, but they also have a real impact in solving crimes and are being embraced by U.S. police. But being fined more than $100,000 for posting i...

By IPVM Team - about 6 years ago

Google Plans Crowdsourced Video Alerts

Google wants to leverage its massive load of video uploads to determine if crimes, terrorist events or disasters are unfolding. Recent patent applications from Google show that the company is developing plans to leverage analysis of those videos i...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

City in NY Makes Cameras and Police Access Mandatory

Surveillance sales people dream about their products being required by law. Qatar's surveillance laws do that, and it would be a gold mine if the huge U.S. market followed suit. In this update, we review a recently passed ordinance that requires s...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

Police Intimidation Resisted, Man Changes National Surveillance Policy

A man changed nationwide police policy by resisting intimidation from the local police after he uncovered they had set up illegal surveillance on his property. We spoke in depth with the man, Buck Addams (formerly Dion Nordick) [link no longer av...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

How Police Decide What Surveillance Images Get Released

Police are embracing social media to help solve crimes. Most departments have an email list of local media outlets they can send photos and video too, but social media enables them to do more. We talked to three agencies about how they decide whi...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

Framed For Selling Crack, Surveillance Video Helps Him Sue Police

Busted for selling crack, a New York smoke shop owner used his surveillance system to prove he was set up by a police informant. Donald Andrews, the owner of the shop, says his lawyer will file a wrongful arrest suit against the city, seeking $500...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

UK Video Forensics Insights

David Spreadborough [link no longer available] has been a police officer in the UK for 23 years, a forensic video investigator for 10. In an interview, he shared with us some insights of forensic video investigation from across the pond. In this ...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

ALPR / NPR Recognition Accuracy and Issues

Sick of red light and speed cameras? A lot of people are. There are entire websites and web forums devoted to the public’s disdain for automated policing. But is there a way to beat them? Forget the aerosol sprays and chunky license plate covers [...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

Integrator Facing Jail Time Over 'Missing' Video

A small town security integrator faces a felony charge after failing to turn over surveillance video to the authorities. The case is set to go to trial in March, and the integrator won’t say if he has the footage or not. Here’s what we learned abo...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

Destroyed Surveillance Footage, Court Approves

All is not always lost if surveillance footage from a crime is unavailable for the trial. If enough people have seen the video before it goes missing then their testimony is admissible in lieu of having the actual tape in court ... at least that i...

By IPVM Team - about 6 years ago

Caught by Surveillance: Exclusive Interview

'Taylor' was born and raised in Chicago. A senior in high school, he lives in the same house he grew up in, is a varsity athlete and was just accepted to a top college. He is also part of a well-known Chicago tagging crew and was arrested for vand...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

ADI Proves It Knows Nothing About Surveillance

ADI has a terrible reputation. Box pushers, Order takers, etc. Indeed, a riot almost broke out when a member asked if they should let ADI design and quote jobs for them. Now, ADI has a blog which is a showcase in surveillance ignorance. Their n...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

Cops Sue After Camera Catches One Stealing

This is bound to get messy. A former police officer and two current officers are suing a their police department after they found out internal affairs had placed hidden cameras to record audio and video in the women’s locker room. The cameras wer...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

'Severe Deficiencies' for Baltimore City System

A "hodgepodge of basic query services and secretarial work” containing “severe deficiencies, including understaffing” is the conclusion of Baltimore Police Department’s strategic plan for improvement about their much bragged about Citiwatch system...

By Ben Wood - about 6 years ago

University Surveillance Profile: Gallaudet

We visited Theodore Baran, the security director at Gallaudet University, a private school for deaf and hard of hearing students in the heart of the District of Columbia about public safety and security in this unique population. Campus Demograph...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

Rejecting PSIM, Big City to DIY

Lots of ends users get duped by fancy PSIM presentations. But one big city is rejecting the hype, lead by a former systems integrator now in charge of a major city project. In this note, we break down why they chose to build it themselves, what th...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

Project NOLA - 500+ Camera City System at 90% Lower Cost

The most disastrous citywide surveillance system is likely from New Orleans. After spending more than $10 million, it resulted in criminal charges and convictions .... unfortunately against the people involved in deploying it [link no longer avail...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

Student Dies, Surveillance Tampering Alleged

17-year-old Kendrick Johnson’s dead body was found rolled up in a gym mat at Lowndes County High School in Georgia. The family and investigators are still trying to figure out what led to his death. Everything is in dispute, from the cause of deat...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

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