Iplivecams users often ask about how they can share their cameras publicly – right now you can add it to our Live Cams Page so that anyone can go and see it. We’re also working on a few other things to help folks who want to share views of buildings, bars, restaurants, parks and scenery.
Why do this? Ramsey County in Minnesota seems to have one reason why this can be useful. They’re making the sheriff’s fourteen surveillance cameras public so that anyone can check in and watch what’s going on around the city. If anything suspicious is found, users can contact the local help line and they’ll pursue it further.
It’s an interesting idea – there are so many security and surveillance cameras out there – is it possible to crowd-source the viewing and analysis? Will there be way too many false positives based on race? Will privacy concerns about a public space mean the project ends early?