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THE PROBLEM

Face and object recognition technology in public spaces is based on the assumption that we are all potential criminals. We are therefore recorded when moving around and meeting, our actions are analysed, and our behaviour is predicted. The total loss of anonymity represents a certain loss of our freedom – the awareness that we are under constant surveillance drastically changes our decisions.


Smart surveillance cameras have been installed in the streets of Belgrade without public participation, discussion of consequences, and regardless of the principles provided by the law and the Constitution.

What we know?

  • There will be thousands of them
  • They recognise faces and objects
  • They are already being installed widely
  • There has been no public discussion

What we do not know?

  • Actual needs
  • System security
  • How much they cost
  • Exact number and locations

TECHNOLOGY

Cameras

Cameras record 24/7, with advanced optics detecting faces and objects.

Smart camera models: IPC6625-Z30 IPC6225-VRZ-ES


Monitoring

The feed and information from cameras are monitored by the police in real time.

Management system: VCN3020


Storage

Data and results of the analysis are stored for later needs.

Storage system OceanStor


Analysis

Advanced analysis and search of faces and objects using pre-given parameters.

Analytics system VCM5020

ACTION

There are numerous ways in which you can stand up against mass surveillance.


Map the cameras



Take photos of cameras in your neighbourhood and post them on Twitter with the location using the hashtag #hiljadekamera, or send them to us at [email protected]. Until we finish developing the mapping application, we will be building our database manually.


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FIND OUT MORE

Timeline

How did the introduction of smart surveillance unfold since 2009 until today: timeline



Threats



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Law / Society

It is against the law and harmful for society to introduce the system of smart surveillance in Belgrade.



Around the world

Technologies of smart surveillance are being tested all over the world, both in developed and developing countries, and equally so in democratic and repressive systems. However, the direction of further political developments could depend on the power of citizens to stand up against uncontrolled subjection and insist that their human rights and freedom be respected.



Media

A selection of media reports and community analysis related to mass surveillance issues in Serbia.