New Tech Gives Cops Ability to Access Live Footage From Home Security Cameras

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I don’t know why anyone thought this was a good idea, but apparently Jackson, Miss. is experimenting with a pilot program that would give police the ability to access real-time video surveillance from your home security camera.

So did none of these people play Watch Dogs? Watch Psycho-Pass? Consume literally any media about the dangers of a surveillance state? No? Go figure.

According to NBC News, police in Jackson, Miss. have partnered with Fusus, a Georgia-based company whose focus is on creating cost-effective surveillance networks for law enforcement, to build a new surveillance network. The proposed network would give law enforcement the ability to access live, real-time footage of private and public security cameras.

Why are they doing this? Well, for the same reason anyone does anything in this country: money.

The pilot program is being explored by cities that are experiencing rising

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Wristcam Is an Ambitious $300 Apple Watch Band With Two Cameras

Wristcam is a $300 Apple Watch band with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. I know. I know!

Wristcam is a $300 Apple Watch band with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. I know. I know!
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Everything about the $300 Wristcam for Apple Watch sounds ridiculous on its face. There’s the price, which is more than the entry-level Apple Watch SE. There’s the fact that it requires a separate inductive charger, though it can charge at the same time as your Apple Watch. There’s the product itself, which is a water-resistant watch band that has two built-in cameras: an outward-facing, 8-megapixel lens and a 2-MP selfie lens. I imagine anyone who uses it will look like a really silly spy.

And yet I find myself intrigued. I often use the Apple Watch as a remote control for my iPhone camera—usually when I’m shooting videos of myself for work—so the idea of using the watch itself as a camera is appealing. Apple has come a long way

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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 promises faster speeds, better cameras, and more powerful AI

Qualcomm teased the Snapdragon 888, its latest 5G-equipped flagship smartphone processor, on the first day of its Snapdragon Tech Summit. But at the day two keynote, the company provided all of the details on the new chipset, which will be the brains powering almost every major 2021 Android flagship.

a hand holding a cell phone

First off, the basic specs: the new processor will feature Qualcomm’s new Kryo 680 CPU, which will be one of the first devices to feature Arm’s latest customized Cortex-X1 core and promises up to 25 percent higher performance than last year’s chip with a maximum clock speed of 2.84GHz. And the company’s new Adreno 660 GPU promises a 35 percent jump on graphics rendering, in what it says is the biggest performance leap for its GPUs yet. The new CPU and GPU are also more power-efficient compared to those on the Snapdragon 875, with a 25 percent improvement for the Kyro

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Yongnuo has patented a modular camera system aiming to best smartphone cameras: Digital Photography Review

Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo appears to be working on a modular mirrorless camera. Per Lighting Rumours, Yongnuo has filed a patent for a device combining a ‘mobile terminal’ and an external lens assembly.

The mobile terminal appears to be similar to a smartphone in its shape and form factor. The device has a large display and a central, exposed image sensor. There aren’t specifics about the sensor, but it’s worth considering that Yongnuo joined the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System Standard in February of this year. Further, the company’s Android-powered mirrorless camera, the YN450, includes a 16MP 4/3 image sensor.

On the left you can see a mobile terminal and to the right is the external lens apparatus. The patent outlines how the terminal, which includes a large display and an image sensor, attaches to the external lens element.

The external lens assembly appears to incorporate a lens mount although

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Israeli Startup Adasky’s Thermal Cameras Aimed At Reducing Pedestrian Traffic Deaths

The split screen image tells two dramatically different versions of the same story. On one side the view through a conventional camera showed a barely visible vehicle on a dark street. On the other, what could not be clearly seen in the first image became crystal clear: moving vehicles and pedestrians—all obstacles an autonomous vehicle or one equipped with an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) would need to “see” to avoid an accident.

 The more revealing image was produced by a thermal camera system called Viper created by Israeli start up Adasky and its CEO Yakov Shaharabani believes the little device that costs around $100 is both a game changer, life saver and a vast improvement on current

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Apple Invents a Data-Secure Sensor System for Security Cameras that will be integrated into future HomePods


When Apple introduced the new HomePod mini on October 13th, they didn’t just introduce a smaller HomePod, they introduced the beginning of a new smart home system. The first graphic below is from Apple’s HomePod mini’s webpage.  Patently Apple has covered a couple of major smart home patents recently (01 and 02) and today’s report covers yet another one titled “Data-Secure Sensor System.”  


2 x smart home via homepod mini


Earlier this month the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to home security systems, and in particular to video camera systems configured for monitoring a data sensitive environment.


Apple’s patent background states that smart home technology has greatly improved in power and functionality in recent years and can provide an enhanced user experience that can be tailored to meet an individual user’s particular needs. For instance, smart lights, smart security systems, smart entertainment systems, environmental control systems (HVAC),

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New Mexico county signs contract for deputy body cameras

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (AP) — Bernalillo County officials announced Wednesday that they have signed a $3.8 million deal with a Georgia company to provide body and vehicle cameras for the sheriff’s department.

The agreement calls for Utility Inc. to supply 363 body cameras for deputies while 148 vehicles will be equipped with front- and rear-facing cameras. The service agreement includes installation, software, training and maintenance for five years.

Sheriff Manuel Gonzales had long dismissed body-worn cameras despite public pressure and the urging of the county commission. After state lawmakers passed a bill in June requiring body-worn cameras for all law enforcement agencies in the state, the sheriff’s department began working to meet the mandate.

“This is a historic step for Bernalillo County and the protection of our deputies and the citizens of the county,” County Manager Julie Morgas Baca said in a statement. “The county is fulfilling the state legal requirement

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Here are the best compact cameras for 2021

Travel often brings magical moments we hope to capture by camera. While our journeys were curtailed in 2020, now is the time to familiarize yourself with new camera options and get some practice locally by doing photographic exploration in your own backyard or neighborhood.

a man standing next to a body of water: Lightweight cameras can be technological powerhouses, making it easy to take great photos on the go. Now is the time to prepare for future travels, such as visiting Paris’s Louvre Museum.

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Lightweight cameras can be technological powerhouses, making it easy to take great photos on the go. Now is the time to prepare for future travels, such as visiting Paris’s Louvre Museum.

a piece of luggage: Best for: Portability and ease of use. Ricoh’s GRIII is a little workhorse that does it all, and it’s small enough to carry in your pocket.

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Best for: Portability and ease of use. Ricoh’s GRIII is a little workhorse that does it all, and it’s small enough to carry in your pocket.

As the photo engineer for National Geographic, I design and build custom equipment for professional photographers. I also test consumer products for this annual guide to help travelers record their adventures. While 2020 hasn’t brought massive changes in

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Brigade Electronics discusses high definition versus standard definition CCTV cameras for vehicle safety

PORTLAND, Ind., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vehicle CCTV has grown in popularity over the last few years with many fleet operators choosing to equip their vehicles with the technology to improve safety, support driver training, and prevent fraudulent claims. Vehicle CCTV has even helped to reduce insurance premiums for companies, with the recorded footage proving invaluable when it comes to settling conflicting reports, providing invaluable evidence, and deterring perpetrators from targeting vehicles.

For fleet operators considering investing in commercial vehicle CCTV, understanding the benefits of each system and what is most appropriate could save money in the long term. Here, Corey Heniser, from Brigade Electronics INC, explains the differences between high definition and standard cameras.

High Definition v Standard Definition Vehicle CCTV

The main difference between high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) is the number of pixels contained in the displayed image. HD images have more

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3D Cameras Market 2020 Report Forecast By Global Industry Trends, Future Growth, Regional Overview

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Nov 23, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
The report covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Nikon, Go Pro, Sony Corp., Canon, Panasonic Corp., LG Electronics Inc., Samsung Electronics Corp., Fujifilm Corp., Kodak and Faro Technologies. Company profile includes assign such as company summary, financial summary, business strategy and planning, SWOT analysis and current developments.

According to the projections, the 3D camera market is estimated to exceed more than USD 7.5 billion during the forecast period. The market will experience an outstanding growth at a CAGR of 26% during the forecast period.


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The 3d camera market is segmented on the lines of its technology, type and application. The 3d camera market is segmented on the

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