|Posted by Pear|
I know a couple of public schools in Detroit have motion activated cameras. Every time one is activated the footage is sent straight to DPS and they will check it out. That being said, people taking photos aren't a problem. Scrappers ripping apart the building are.
That is a smart cam. In this case it's programmed to send a real time alert. It may be a very primitive one that merely detects motion but can't discern targets although the vid recording let's the operator do so.
They can be single units or more commonly multiple cams linked together to form a network many times with overlapping coverage zones.
Smart cams can be completely hidden such as what appears to be a broken street light. I encountered one of these networks in Chester in 2004, it was FBI operated. Completely undetectable for all practical purposes. They are always fixed position cams and some equipped with telephoto lens/high resolution cams can watch from a 1000 yards away. Typically their range is much less and use cheaper multiple cams that may have overlapping coverage as well as low light capabilities.
Sophisticated networks like this one, acquire you by facial recognition, clothing, ethic group, gleans/IDs car tag number/make/model/year and will then track and record you throughout its network range. Perimeter zones can be set for specific areas; anything within its cams view.
It can it program to look for specific people, cars, bikes, or even specific actions such as leaving a box on a street corner or as simple as a zone breach by a human.
It can be programmed to look for a black man riding a red bike for instance; any target fitting these parameters will (hopefully) be acquired.
They have glitches but the better systems with good layout and programming are devastatingly accurate.
Once a perimeter zone is breached and/or a specific target or actions are met the computer will complete it's preprogrammed response. It could be a real time alert to a live agent, or say a logged note for latter review with all associated cam recordings neatly attached to that file.
These systems have been in private use for at least 10 years and are becoming more common. Airports, active military bases, major highways/critical bridges, 911 hot zones, high crime areas, Federal installations, oilfields, pipelines/tank storage, petro/chemical plants, large metro areas, subways are places were they are frequently used.
The ones operated by the feds are some of the most sophisticated and modern...
Do you have a photo drivers license?
They already have your facial parameters... a person's walking gait as a way to ID and acquire/track them is also a technique the advanced systems can use.
Wide brim hats and baseball caps offer some protection. The pupil to pupil/nose measurement is a critical parameter for facial ID. Ear shapes are unique markers as well.
Yes, well... I warned you.
Especially with the feds don't expect them to tell you how they tagged you if you run afoul in one of their networks.