Neighborhood Facial Recognition

Private homes in Hoboken, NJ have facial recognition software?

Most people understand the need to install home security systems in their homes. They’re often good enough deterrents to keep many criminals at bay. Whether it’s the sound of the alarm siren, or just simple stickers that advise potential thieves to find easier targets.

But this sign I spotted uptown the other day is a bit bold, no?

The sign includes the statement: Facial Recognition Software Used.” Does this resident have a national database of all individuals? Or do they just provide some kind of “digital fingerprint” of the perpetrator to law enforcement?

Not sure about any of you – but technology sure is making life a bit creepy. Not advocating crime in any way, but with red light cameras, big-brother monitoring, fingerprint readers, and more. Do you think all of this “security” really makes life better?

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4 Comments on "Neighborhood Facial Recognition"


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iforgotmymantra
2 years 7 months ago

Maybe this person has a restraining order against someone and needs to prove it is being broken?

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spiffy
2 years 7 months ago

Great, now masked home-invasions will be on the rise. Why warn the potential burglar to cover their face? Even less chance they’ll be caught now.

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CumpyCP
2 years 7 months ago

Spiffy, that is a stretch – I’m pretty sure crooks know to cover their faces, its not exactly a new idea. The ski-mask has evolved into the more fashionable Hoodie/Hat combo.[quote comment=”219092″]Great, now masked home-invasions will be on the rise. Why warn the potential burglar to cover their face? Even less chance they’ll be caught now.[/quote]

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2 years 7 months ago

Good for them. With the auto theft and break-ins I’ve experienced in front of my apartment, I want facial recognition cameras, too.