The problem with surveillance today (1-min read)
“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” ― Thomas Edison
Surveillance technology has become a staple in modern society, with the increasing prevalence of cameras and monitoring devices in both public and private sectors. While the potential benefits of surveillance are undeniable, such as crime prevention and national security, the drawbacks of existing traditional surveillance monitoring tools and equipment are equally apparent.
In this blog post, we will delve into the various limitations of traditional Video Management Systems (VMS) surveillance monitoring tools and explore the potential consequences of these limitations on the integrity of the data collected, as well as the privacy and civil liberties of individuals.
One major limitation of traditional VMS surveillance systems is data loss due to natural disasters or man-made incidents such as robbery. These incidents can result in the destruction of surveillance equipment and the data stored on them, making it impossible to retrieve important footage that could be used for investigations or to prevent future incidents.
Here are a few more undeniable shortcomings of surveillance today: