According to a study, downtown Manhattan boasts approximately more than 5000 security cameras. In England, there are more than 6 million security cameras. With a national population of 56100,000, that’s one camera for every nine people. You can see security cameras everywhere in China. When you get up in the morning, check the mailbox outside the door, you will be caught on cameras. Drive to work, many security cameras are watching on you at the crossroads. When you stop to take some money from the bank, you will find cameras. Finally, when you go to your office and park your car and even go to office, the cameras are still indispensable. From where I am sitting, I can see many different cameras in front of me (Haha, there are Titathink home security cameras)
Technology and our increasing demand for security have put us all under surveillance. These cameras can identify you automatically within seconds. All these cameras videos will be stored in relevant department control rooms, where they can watch images from these cameras.
How do you feel about it? Are you accustomed to it or get upset about it? Do our privacy is protected? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
Some people feel more secure with the cameras, while other citizens feel nervous about the idea of someone watching them every time they are out in public. In public surveillance good or bad debate, the major question is whether the cameras an invasion or a privacy. I think that in people’s lives, there are issues of safety and issues of privacy. When these two things come into conflict, for Chinese people perhaps care more about safety. Because when you don’t have safety, you have nothing. But for other countries’ people, especially American people the might oppose increase in security cameras in public.
Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of security cameras in public places.
Pros of surveillance security cameras in public places
1, Public security cameras improve public safety.
The main benefit of surveillance security cameras in public increase public safety, they help you stay safe while walking on the street, shopping and travelling.
2, Public surveillance cameras can reduce crime rate.
If an individual knows that there are live security cameras in a place, they might be less willing to commit a crime near the location for the fear of being caught. In this way, it will help reduce crime rate.
3, Public security cameras shame people who break traffic rule and damage public property.
The camera videos will shame people who break traffic rule in public places and fine people who damage public property through cameras videos. In this way, people is likely to behave themselves very well in public.
4, Public surveillance cameras help catch criminals and provide evidence and gather clues.
If a crime is committed in an area where a public surveillance camera has been set up, the chances of catching the criminal are much higher.
Cons of Security Cameras in Public Places
Surveillance systems could be attacked by hackers. There was a Dyn cyber attack On Oct 21, 2016, and involved multiple distributed denial-of service attacks targeting systems operated by Domain Name System provide Dyn, which caused major Internet platforms and services to be unavailable to large swathes of users in Europe and North America. Dyn also said in a statement that there were a lot of attacks from intelligent networking devices, such as routers, smart cameras, etc. If your Titathink IP security camera’ s password is simple, like 123, abc, admin, ect, hackers will easily control your cameras. People have weak security awareness of camera. So in order to ensure your privacy, please as soon as possible to set up a complex landing password for your camera. We recommend the password contains uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, special symbols such as @# !. But you must remember to record in the mobile phone memory.
But all in all, I would say the advantages far more than outweigh the disadvantages. So there is no need to worry about your privacy violation if you have nothing to hide in public. Public security cameras help ensure public safety, protect and prevent crimes. So when you go outside at night, you may consider going in places where you are secured by security cameras.