Sometime ago I registered to become Internet Eyes.............Intrige took over me! - Reward £1000 for looking at a camera and catching some
Did the register bit!
CRIME BUST ... FROM YOUR SOFA
Bizarre initiative means anyone could be a security guard
Wednesday October 7,2009
By Leah Simpson for Express.co.uk
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ORDINARY members of the public could soon earn their monthly wage – just by keeping an eye on their neighbours.
In a controversial plan, set to launch in November, people could grab a grand simply by watching CCTV footage from the comfort of their own sofa.
Punters who fancy themselves as an amateur crime buster only have to subscribe to live video streaming in order to gain access to footage direct from
cameras planted in shops and other businesses.
In an eerie twist, to the scheme which resembles a video game – if viewers see a crime in progress, they can press a button to alert store
detectives and collect points worth up to £1,000.
Internet Eyes founder James Woodward said: "This is about crime prevention.
"CCTV isn't watched, it isn't monitored, and not enough cameras are watched at any one time.
"What we're doing is we're putting more eyes onto those cameras so that they are monitored".
But civil liberties activists say they would be appalled if the system, hosted by the Internet Eyes website, does in fact go ahead.
They argue that the design urges community members to compete against each other for winnings – something that will ultimately leave a fragmented
Charles Farrier from No CCTV said: "It is a distasteful and a worrying development.
"This is a private company using private cameras and asking private citizens to spy on each other. It represents a privatisation of the surveillance