posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 02:54 PM
originally posted by: DazDaKing
a reply to: VoidHawk
It's more the sheer amount of bandwidth needed for the operation to work. The same reason CCTV cameras are generally bad quality because the
bandwidth (for live) or storage space required is unbelievable.
Likewise, a constant (or should I say on-duty in public) live stream would still need to be stored somewhere in some sense and it needs to be
continuously 'pumped' through the data network without causing any significant slow-down.
I suspect a live feed of every officer in England at peak time would cripple the existing BT network which is probably fine-tuned to a predicted
It's definitely possible, it just requires the large initial funding to set up some high-quality temporary storage servers and an upgrade to the
existing data transmission network. I suspect though, in 10-20 years time, such issues would be negligible anyway.
I think it's our best bet to be honest. Internally stored cameras are too easy to work around to avoid exposure of corruption or police
The sheer volume of data is a problem, and the BT idea was just off the top of my head.
But, as Stumason mentioned (^post above^) there's hardware becoming available thats very good at compressing video, and it works on any data enabled
sim card, and pushing it over the mobile network seems more realistic than BT's wifi.
To quote Stumason
So, it could be done and without any major overhauls to existing infrastructure - with the rollout of 4G and our shiny new DWDM network we're
building to support it, bandwidth is not an issue. We now have systems that can carry 88 x 40Gb channels on a single fibre pair! (that may not mean
much to anyone outside the business, but it's a lot!)
It seems it really would be possible for each and every copper to be wearing a camera
I often think about youtube and the incredible amount of storage they must have, along with bandwidth too! But, compared with youtube the police cams
needs would be tiny, and they would only have to store data short term unless it got flagged as evidence.
It would pay for itself?
With everything on film court cases and hence costs to the police would be massively reduced.
a reply to: DonVoigt
I think it would be appropriate that a civilian run agency be created for the reviewing of the data
all data from this be in an online database that is accessible to the public for review
Absolutely, though I can see there could be problems with that, people might see things and try to dish out their own justice!.
Most certainly anyone who is being charged or even questioned ought to have free access with the ability to download a copy.
What is it they're always telling us?
"if your doing nothing wrong then you shouldn't mind the cameras"