Atlanta Georgia to get centralized monitoring of public and private surveillance cameras

Privacy advocates are fired up over the multi-million dollar video integration center planned for Atlanta Georgia.

This system will monitor up to 500 cameras simultaneously, some owned by the city and some private, at a centralized data center. At that center, software will be in place that can identify “suspicious” behavior and allow monitoring employees to deploy emergency personnel rapidly. Another feature of the software is that it is able to pinpoint where gunshots originate from.

What do you think about this type of network? It is used elsewhere with great success, and recently an art thief in San Francisco was caught thanks to a similar setup.

If your business has an IP surveillance system, would you be willing to offer your feed to a government agency for this type of centralized monitoring endeavor?

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