Thursday, 17 December 2009

Talking CCTV cameras

CCTV cameras that have the potential to talk to passersby have gone live across Hounslow - but Big Brother will not be speaking just yet.
Instead, the cameras, which can be fitted with technology to recognise faces and give people a ticking off through speakers, will remain silent as they keep a watchful eye on about 200 hot spots in the borough.
In the future the cameras could be installed with thermal imaging technology to help search for suspects and missing people and a gadget to match faces and number plates against the police database, as well as speakers.
However, a council spokesman stressed: “The option is there but it is not something we are looking at at the minute."
And this protects you how exactly?

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