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Pros And Cons About Surveillance Technologies

What are some pros and cons to video surveillance?

Video cameras can be used to protect your property, and some employers are also using surveillance to keep an eye on their employees.

True, it keeps the employees in line by making sure they don't steal or do anything they aren't supposed to be doing, but it also lets the employees know that they aren't trusted.

What are the main pros and cons of using Video Surveillance as a service (VSaas). Is this technology really the future of VS?

The question has plenty of angles, but I will make it simple and straightforward. Hosted Video Surveillance is nothing more than having only cameras at the sites being monitored and all servers capturing the audio and video media are remotely located elsewhere. My company offers Hosted Video Surveillance and customers enjoy the ease of use and simplicity of installation of our powerful cost-effective PoE cameras. Not only that, but all media for audio and video playback (retrieving recordings) resides in the cloud, in our collocations facility with fully backed-up servers and IP infrastructure. Another big pro is the fact that customers only need to worry about replacing cameras should technology present new, enhanced and better options. All back office software is the provider's responsibility so no hardware replacement, fork-lift upgrades or server maintenance is required. On the other had, depending of the type of customer, having their private information stored somewhere else where they feel it might be compromised (not hacked, but accessible to the provider's employees) might be a down point. If surveillance is for security purposes, that might not present a problem,but if any proprietary operation or content is recorded, they might feel unsafe or insecure about their IP (intellectual property).In the end, we are all using XaaS, be it voice, or storage or software, you name it. Are your files safe over at google? Dropbox? iCloud? Just establish a good communication with your Hosted Service Provider and make sure eh service agreement legally protects your company.

How has technology changed society today?

You presume that technology is a negative for kids, e.g. losing social and developmental skills. Why not look at the other side? Technology has afforded kids online tutoring, knowledge bases beyond their teachers, freedom in education (both high school and college degrees can be earned online). If you set aside the focus on kids and look at society in general, we benefit from technology through better health care (MRIs, ultrasounds, EKGs, organ transplants). As a result, our society (U.S.) lives longer.
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What are the pros and cons of communication technology?

Pros (By no means a complete list):1. The Internet.2. Communications technology enables anyone, anywhere on the planet, to communicate with anyone else.3. Increases emergency and disaster response times.4. Decreases response times, increasing productivity.Cons:1. It's overwhelming. We're bombarded by media 24/7/365.2. Surveillance.3. Loss of privacy.

Security: Are surveillance cameras effective in preventing crime?

The potential value of public surveillance technology took on new  meaning last week when investigators identified the two suspects in the  Boston Marathon bombing after sifting through video images captured by  the city’s cameras.Public surveillance cameras and civil liberties can coexist if cameras are implemented and employed responsibly. Our guidebook for using public surveillance systems advises law enforcement to consider privacy issues when creating  surveillance policies. For one, cameras should avoid or mask  inappropriate views of private areas, such as yards and second-story  windows. Law enforcement agencies should also document and publicize  policies governing how surveillance cameras can be used and what the  disciplinary consequences are for misuse. Likewise, officers should be  thoroughly trained on these policies and held accountable for abiding by  them.Public surveillance camera systems can be a cost-effective way to deter, document, and reduce crime. Urban’s research has shown that in Baltimore and Chicago, cameras were linked to reduced crime,  even beyond the areas with camera coverage. The cost savings associated  with crimes averted through camera systems in Chicago saved the city  over four dollars for every dollar spent on the technology, while  Baltimore yielded a 50 cent return on the dollar.The usefulness of surveillance technology in preventing and solving crimes depends on the resources put into it.  Our evaluation of three cities found that the most effective systems  are monitored by trained staff, have enough cameras to detect crimes in  progress, and integrate the technology into all manner of law  enforcement activities.As with any technology, the use of cameras is by no means a substitute for good old-fashioned police work. The detectives we interviewed reported that camera footage provides  additional leads in an investigation and aids in securing witness  cooperation. And prosecutors noted that video footage serves as a  complement to—but not a replacement for—eyewitness evidence in the  courtroom.- Video Intercoms | Doorbell Home

What are some pros and cons if Trump builds the wall?

No downside, the wall is just one leg on a 3 leg stool and the wall is needed to funnel the people to the areas that have the manpower to handle the influx orderly. That is what border agents are saying and the other 2 legs are technology and manpower. President Trump is listening to what the people that do the job are requesting then making it happen. President Trump isn’t listening to the obstructionist liberals that play pure politics on every issue, they are power hungry ideologs. It is shameful