Website Tracks Security Camera Locations
Have you ever wondered just where those electronic eyes are keeping tabs on you? Thanks to Josh Daniels and VideoSurveillance.com
, you can. About a month ago Daniels launched the CommunityCam
part of his page, allowing anyone to post the precise location of security cameras around town. The Portland-based security company says the Rose City easily leads the pack in reporting, with over 1,300 in the metro area alone and growing quickly. Daniels says the idea is to allow people to feel safer when they're downtown. He says police also will often use the tool, allowing them to see where footage may be found after a crime.
Privacy advocates have expressed some concern, but Daniels says most are happy to have the extra information. Plus, after the success of crowd-sourced information in catching the recent Boston Bombing suspects, more of us seem to see surveillance cameras as a necessary evil in our modern existence.