For general definition, Ubiquitous Open Technology can be described as the technology that can freely be accessed and available everywhere. Nowadays, various ubiquitous technology can be accessed easily. We already have web-enabled wireless device that is portable which is smart phones, web-enabled wireless handheld computer such as tablets and wireless laptop computers. Those ubiquitous open technology is also can be an embedded device consist of various types of special-purpose computing system to undergo specific purpose and able to be accessed anywhere as long as there is internet connection.
For an instance, in the field of security, there is a device serve the purpose to watch over the house even when the owner is not around.
In this era full of technological advancement and many future innovation, we still cannot deny that there is still crime occurring every single day. According to crime statistic, burglary and housebreaking cases were keep increasing every year. This means that there is still lacking in the level of security.
Besides losing some of the owner belongings, burglary can also cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for some cases for there is certain burglar who brought dangerous weapon during housebreaking. The solution of this issue is to introduce the closed-circuit television system (CCTV) specifically for an additional home surveillance to increase the house security level. Installing CCTV to one house can bring benefits to the owner as well as decreasing the burglary crime rate.
The way CCTV works is firstly, CCTVs transmit video via a closed circuit, which means that the recorded video cannot be transferred to an external device.
To provide instant access to safety footage, CCTV cameras, monitors and recorders are all directly linked. A CCTV camera enables you to view all the camera recording live streams. The footage will also be sent to a digital video recorder where it will be stored for viewing later. Generally speaking, CCTV cameras are tiny and unobtrusive. They can be placed on the outside or inside of a building. You can get small cameras that are easy to hide in plants or behind speakers if you don’t want the cameras to be seen through.
A significant drawback for CCTV cameras is that only a limited region can be monitored. In multiple ways, criminals can vandalize the cameras, such as sticking gum or spraying something on the lens to cover the vision. They might even be able to modify the camera angle. The general public’s criticism generally refers to the absence of privacy and the sky-rocket price of installing it for private use.
As CCTV information’s value has risen, it leads to a greater hacker danger. Hacking CCTV footage has resulted to problems of privacy, such as shameful pictures spread over the Internet captured by CCTV. Public security systems are impossible to be fully protected from hackers. Hackers can also hack the system virtually easily from outside places as the system connects to a network.
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