Majority of Vegas Casinos Have No Hallway or Elevator Surveillance

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    Majority of Vegas Casinos Have No Hallway or Elevator Surveillance

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    This may come as a surprise in our CCTV obsessed world, it's an security / safety aspect we aren't usually aware of, only when we really needed, we know about the short comings. Las Vegas hotels will hopefully invest into their security for guests / visitors / employees alike.
     
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    Why does she think anyone would be watching even if there was a camera? That said, I'm not too keen about the prospect of even more security cameras. Like the article says, it's a CCTV obsessed world. I don't have a problem with call boxes, elevator phones etc. though.

    Damn, one can't even scratch their butt in private anymore.
     
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    True, it isn't guaranteed that someone will be watching the screen 24/7, but security is important even when it's a double edged sword regarding privacy concerns and a total overload on CCTV cameras already in use, do they really secure us? I don't know, but they deter, that's the job of a CCTV camera, I believe.
     
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    I can understand that idea, but I don't really agree with it very much. Most crimes like this are done by people not thinking of the consequences. I don't think someone running out in the hall naked chasing the housekeeper is going to check first to see if there's a camera in the hallway. I'm guessing the same is true about the perpetrators of most unplanned assaults against people. And in most cases, even if a camera was there, it would all be over well before security responded, though a camera could certainly aid in prosecution IF it was being recorded.

    So, yes, I think cameras might deter theft and red light running, though knowing where they are gives time for a smart thief to devise circumventions. But prevent crimes of passion or violence? I think not so much.

    I really do understand the intent. I consider myself to be very honest and I am sick of crime as much as the next guy. I also care about privacy and civil liberties and finding the right balance between intrusion and privacy is difficult for me (and probably for many other people too).
     
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    I couldn't have said it better!
     
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    Well done. In the end, it's all about finding the right balance between feeling safe, using the technology available to secure and last but not least, looking after privacy in hotels or in society as a whole. Just for the record, I'm fed up with crime and would be happy when crime reduction would work better in the future with all the positive outcomes in mind and I would be most happy when we could be shedding the negative outcomes to the heap of history and we shall look back and telling ourselves, yes, we have done the right thing to be secure and private at the same time.
     
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