Monday, December 31, 2018
KANSAS CITY POLICE CHIEF RECRUITS HOMEOWNER SPY CAMS FOR GREATER SURVEILLANCE NETWORK!!!
At the end of another violent year in KCMO the top cop touts partnership with consumer tech as a solution growing crime.
This begs the question . . .
ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE KCPD ACCESS TO YOUR HOME SECURITY SYSTEM?!?!
The post notes that police are already partnering with Ring.com to filter local camera data shared publicly. And this doesn't mention a great deal of data police already garner from tech companies that hasn't really reduced local violence but certainly keeps law abiding citizens under a closer watch.
Anyhoo, here's the ask . . .
KCPD Chief's Blog: As security cameras proliferate, they're preventing and solving more crime in KC
As security cameras become cheaper, higher quality and more accessible, we are seeing tremendous benefits from them in both preventing and solving crime. They’ve been in the news a lot lately for their role in capturing package thieves, but they can help us solve everything from a burglary to a murder.
The partnerships we’ve formed with the community and a security camera provider have further enhanced the effectiveness of these cameras. If you have not yet registered for WatchKC, I encourage you to do so. WatchKC is a program in which residents and businesses can let us know that they have cameras. We then put those on a map that only certain detectives can see. The detectives can ask those camera owners if they caught any footage related to crime that has happened in the area. It’s a lot faster than walking door-to-door, so detectives can use their time more effectively . . .
Check the post in its entirety.
Further reading . . .
Atlantic: China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone
AD: To the Rescue! Why Drones in Police Work Are the Future of Crime Fighting
Governing: A Case for the Surveillance State
Developing . . .