As science fiction slowly becomes science fact with great advances in technology, an area that lags behind is CCTV. For the vast majority ofSecurity cameras systems, the Hollywood idea of “blow up and enhance” remains just that, an idea. In this post, we’ll discuss HD vs. Megapixel and the future of the CCTV industry.
THE SPREAD of high-definition CCTV cameras has prompted calls for better privacy laws and regulation. But some members of the public say they feel safer with better surveillance technology.
CCTV can now achieve image resolutions of up to 29 megapixels – more than cameras used by many professional photographers. Some cameras can pick out a face in a crowd from half a mile away and manufacturer’s figures suggest there will be 129,299 HD CCTV cameras in the UK by the end of 2012.
The UK government’s first surveillance commissioner Andrew Rennison yesterday told The Independent that “technology has overtaken our ability to regulate it” and speculated that Britain might be in breach of its own human rights laws.
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CCTV systems capable of identifying and tracking a person’s face from half a mile away are turning Britain into a Big Brother society, the UK’s first surveillance commissioner has warned.
New high-definition cameras are being rolled out across UK cities without public consultation into the intrusion they pose, Andrew Rennison told The Independent. Read More
Andrew Rennison told the Independent newspaper that “the technology has overtaken our ability to regulate it”.
Surveillance cams now offer up to 29 megapixels, surpassing many cameras used by professional photographers.
Manufacturer’s figures suggest there will be 129,299 HD CCTV cameras in the UK by the end of 2012.
The HDCCTV Alliance has predicted that number would rise to over 3.7 million by 2016.
A shift from the use of analogue to digital equipment is also helping drive the quality of the images the cameras capture.