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July 11, 2012

Webinar - Today's Webinar Keeps Video Surveillance in Sight


Today I am moderating a webinar about Video Surveillance using HD Video. In preparation for the webinar I was looking over the Cisco Visual Networking Index and found that video surveillance is not just for the government.


Ambient (News - Alert) cameras in Cisco’s case include devices like nanny cams, but there is a movement that takes the video experience and uses it as a background for video painting. This movement has deep roots in a philosophy from Hilary Lawson’s theory of closure. His theory suggests that the world is open and perspective of it provides us closure. The result is that there are people making art from stationary video cameras; for example this St. Valentine’s Day video.

Now the point here is not to focus on the art, but the concepts of perspective. As Thomas Kuhn says, “All theory is value laden” and when it comes to video surveillance we can assume this is true as well.

In the webinar today we are talking about some massive video surveillance solutions including train yards, shipping ports and lots of space and angles that need cameras.

I came away from looking at the presentation and decided that once you make a commitment to do video surveillance determining camera placement is essential. And that makes wireless the only way to go because it maximizes your options on placement.

At the end of the day, no one will confuse your work as art, but you should have the closure that you made sure to get perspective.

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Edited by Stefanie Mosca