As we approach another Super Bowl weekend and potentially historic game if you are a Tom Brady fan, the subject of security inevitably comes up. The Super Bowl provides an incredible challenge to the hosting city, Minneapolis Minnesota in this case. Tens of thousands of fans have descended on a city that's enjoying the hottest party in the country in the midst of a deep freeze. The logistics required to support the Super Bowl are mind numbing and the arctic temps will make it even more so. High temp on game day? 6 degrees... Justin Timberlake will be grateful for a covered stadium I'm guessing!
Surveillance in public spaces and the workplace is more common than ever before. Changes in culture and technology are driving the trend. Surveillance has traditionally been viewed as unnecessarily intrusive, even spying. The "big brother" mentality is giving way to a culture of surveillance tolerance. I wouldn't say most people embrace surveillance but certainly, there has been a move toward acceptance. The change is being driven in part by growing numbers of criminal incidents and terrorist acts caught on camera. Surveillance video evidence disseminated through the media and across the Internet is both useful and fascinating. Whether it's a package thief, gunman, disgruntled employee, vehicle incident or an act of vandalism, the value of surveillance in identifying perpetrators, solving crimes and delivering indisputable evidence is clear.