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IP Camera Bandwidth Training

Understanding bandwidth is critical to using IP cameras. In this new training, we show how to measure bandwidth and how significantly bandwidth can change in different scenes and with different settings: For more on bandwidth, we ha...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Aspect Ratio 16:9 vs 4:3 Shootout

In the past few years, as HD swept into living rooms, people have moved from watching video on 4:3 aspect ratios to the wider 16:9 format. This has carried over into surveillance where the wide screen HD format has become very popular. Indeed, in ...

By Ethan Ace - about 7 years ago

Reducing Bandwidth Through Privacy Masks?

Reducing your surveillance bandwidth means lower storage costs and better remote monitoring. As such, professionals are always looking for techniques to do so, including improved codecs (MPEG-4 to H.264, H.264 Baseline to High Profile), VBR vs CBR...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

LPR Warning Letters: Innovation or Privacy Invasion?

A US city has devised an interesting strategy to combat drug usage: LPR cameras monitor vehicles going into and out of areas with high criminal activity, tracking vehicle usage patterns. Letters are sent to vehicles owners warning them of potentia...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Do Camera Phones Excuse Government Surveillance?

While public surveillance systems increase around the world, concerns remain about their misuse and potential privacy violations. However, US privacy concerns are generally fairly low, especially compared to the UK. To that end, a recent US City P...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Testing Surveillance as a 'Game' (Internet Eyes)

What if you could have live monitors watch your business around the clock for about $100 per month? If they see a threat, they trigger an alarm that goes to your phone? Would you do it? If those monitors were regular people at home watching on th...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

SIA Security Privacy: Weak US Guidelines

The largest US security trade association, SIA, has issued very weak security guidelines. Their so-called 12 point "Privacy Framework" is not only vague but it touches only the most basic elements.The SIA privacy framework recommends a few guideli...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

International Video Surveillance Laws / Regulations

In this note, we examine laws and regulations for video surveillance developed by a variety of countries including references to documentation and details on these approaches. US vs Europe/UK In our current review, we found a key element in eval...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Will Webcam Surveillance Cause Privacy Concerns?

In the future, there will almost certainly be more webcams in laptops and smartphones than their are surveillance cameras. If those cameras are activated or transformed into surveillance devices, they will have a dramatic impact on society. In Pe...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Rise of Europe's Surveillance State Examined

Open Europe, a European think tank critical of surveillance, criticized the impact on security of the European Union's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty (effective December of 2009) in a paper on the rise of Europe's Surveillance State. The Briti...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

InternetEyes Crowdsourced Remote Video Monitoring

Crowdsourcing - the process of outsourcing tasks to the general public using the Internet to distribute work - is a hot trend. However, will it work and can it compete with traditional remote monitoring providers? A new entrant is proposing this ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Fears about Public Video Surveillance

A web video interviewing Pennsylvania citizens demonstrates the level of fears many have about surveillance. The video is produced by a group in opposition to surveillance so it's clearly not balanced. However, it does demonstrate some of the risk...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Encrypting People in Video Surveillance Feeds

A magazine article this week covered a new feature from 3VR that encrypts people within video surveillance to protect the innocent. While it should be helpful in obscuring identities of people in surveillance video released to the public, it is un...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Does Video Surveillance Threaten Privacy?

The most pervasive criticism of video surveillance is the risk of destroying privacy -- that video surveillance will become Big Brother, enabling the government to spy on anyone, anywhere. These concerns continue in the UK with a recent report by ...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

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