Wireless Security Camera: A Smart Ally
With the high success rate of wireless security cameras in preventing crimes, do not be surprised if these babies of technology will be here for a long time. In fact, as you read this, it’s highly possible new security camera models are being installed in at least 50 business establishments and 15 offices around the country. It’s just as possible that in the time it takes you to learn how to operate your new wireless security camera, a better and more advanced model is being made.
Wireless security camera technology typically involves a battery-operated camera. It does not store recorded images in its internal memory. What it does, instead, is transmit signals to a receiving device that may be located as far as up to 500 meters away. Remote monitoring can then be done by hooking up the receiver to a television. At present, there is a wide choice of models available for wireless security cameras. So, you have an option between a battery-operated and an AC-powered one.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Wireless Security Camera
Wireless security cameras have gained popularity in home use as a means for monitoring caregivers. These cameras, also known as nanny cams, are placed in discreet locations around the house. They record the interaction between the caregiver and the child, usually without the caregiver’s knowledge. The purpose of the recording is to catch any signs of maltreatment in the part the nanny, especially while the child’s parents are away from the home.
Wireless security cameras installed in stores, public places, and crime-prone neighborhoods have been very effective in identifying robbers, catching speeding drivers, and significantly reducing the rate of crime in certain areas.
Wireless Security Camera of the Future
Software developers are now hard at work to come up with security models that are more than just passive recorders of goings-on in their line of focus. These developers promise a newly evolved security camera that can actually stop crimes before they occur.
The wireless security camera of the future will be able to:
1. Identify faces.
A wireless security camera can quickly match key points in a person’s face and compare it with the information in a database of recorded mug shots or photographs of individuals associated with criminal activities. This is very useful in screening people entering a country.
2. Detect concealed weapon under an individual’s cloak or clothing.
The premise for this technology is that people who are concealing some form of firearms will walk differently compared to people who are unencumbered.
3. Estimate an individual’s height and weight.
Again, this is a feature that will come in handy in case a person may be hiding firearms or a bomb beneath his or her clothing.
4. Detect unattended packages or luggage.
Most bombs are disguised as luggage. It is known modus operandi for terrorists to leave suitcases or other similar luggage in busy public transport terminals. A type of wireless security camera is now being developed to identify such unattended packages in any public area. These wireless security cameras will be designed to alert authorities who can then secure the area.
No Compromises to Safety
Although there is still much controversy surrounding the ethics of surveillance systems, the scales are still tipped in favor of putting civilians’ safety first. Some states in the United States reached a compromise with critics of wireless security cameras by decreeing that surveillance systems installed in public areas should be prominently displayed and visible to all passersby.