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
The feed and information from cameras are monitored by the police in real time.
Management system: VCN3020
Data and results of the analysis are stored for later needs.
Storage system OceanStor
Advanced analysis and search of faces and objects using pre-given parameters.
Analytics system VCM5020
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.
Register or write to us
Print and put this poster up in your building or your neighbourhood.