Internet Eyes: Video Surveillance as Video Game
Internet Eyes is an online service that opens up access to closed-circuit cameras to the public, awarding cash prizes up to £1,000 each month to the users who catch the most crooks.
Maybe Big Brother does exist, but instead of some omnipresent government construct, he's alive in everyone of us. Or so, Tony Morgan, creator of Internet Eyes seems to think. The online service, set to go live in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire in the UK next month, opens up access to closed-circuit cameras placed in shops, restaurants and on streets to the public, awarding cash prizes up to £1,000 each month to the users who catch the most crooks.
The part internet game, part crime watch network, will sell its service to businesses that are looking to bolster their security by making their surveillance systems viewable to anyone, at anytime. For £20 a week per camera, interested owners will be connected to the Internet Eyes' community with the peace of mind of having their locations monitored 24 hours a day.