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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Talking Surveillance Cameras Coming to U.S. Streets
At the end of the day the world of 24/7 surveillance is upon us and
will be certainly installed in urban centers as a matter of course.
You may not like it philosophically but it power to twart crime after
the event is just too compelling. We have already had a taste of
that in Vancouver were in the aftermath of an egregious riot, enough
evidence was acquired even without a special system, that a couple
hundred individuals now face serious charges.
There are always a number of individuals who will use the cover of a
disturbance to loot. This makes it a far less attractive
The main value is still in terms of passive data collection that can
be mined when an event is reported. However, the capacity described
here allows intervention in a developing situation that can be quite
useful. It is also probable that threat recognition software could
be developed also although that begins to face thye law od
Surveillance Cameras Coming to U.S. Streets
system now being installed with DHS backing
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, May 14,
cameras that bark orders at passers-by and can also record
conversations are heading for U.S. streets, with manufacturer
Illuminating Concepts announcing the progress of its ‘Intellistreets’
As we first reported
last year, high tech street lights with “homeland security
applications” are now being installed in major U.S. Cities.
The street lights also
have loudspeakers that can give audible warnings to
individuals,mimicking the talking surveillance cameras in the UK that
shout out orders through microphones telling people to pick up litter
or leave the area.
A recent press release
put out by Amerlux announces the company’s partnership with
Illuminating Concepts to further advance the rollout of
‘Intellistreets’. The announcement confirms that the street
lights will have a number of “homeland security features”
including a loudspeaker system that will be used to “engage captive
speaker can broadcast emergency information,” states the press
release, adding, “SmartSite luminaires can be equipped with a
variety of cameras and sensors to ensure real-time 24/7-security
coverage. The sensors detect a variety of threats that enable rapid
response from emergency personnel or help prevent crime and gain
control of the streets.”
The press release adds
that the SmartSite system developed to operate the ‘Intellistreets’
surveillance hubs is intended not only for street lighting but also
for “retail malls, sports venues, on college campuses, and in new
construction,” and “might well become commonplace” in the near
Not only can the
street lights, now being rolled out in Detroit, Chicago and
Pittsburgh with Department of Energy backing, act as surveillance
cameras, Minority Report-style advertising hubs, and Homeland
Security alert systems, they are “also capable of recording
conversations,”according to a report by ABC 7.
The ABC video clip,
featured at the end of this article, includes creepy footage of the
street lights being used to transmit Orwellian security alerts,
including “pay attention please….please stand by for a public
safety announcement,” and “this is a security alert”.
responded to the controversy over ‘Intellistreets’ last year
by ludicrously claiming the system did not represent a “big
brother” intrusion, as if talking surveillance cameras that also
record private conversations are a perfectly normal concept.
The company also
denied that it had received funding from the Department of Homeland
Security yet subsequent reports confirmed that owner Ron Harwood is
now “working with Homeland Security” to implement the high tech
network, which is connected via a ubiquitous wi-fi system.
In reality, the system
represents Big Brother on steroids – George Orwell’s worst
nightmare come to life with interconnected wireless ‘telescreens’
blanketing America, all in the name of safety and security.
Paul Joseph Watson is
the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of
Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The
Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.