Security cameras in the United States


In the documentary “Glorious America” broadcast on television, “Skynet Project” is called “guarding the eyes of the people”. The documentary also mentions that the United States has built the world’s largest video surveillance network with more than 20 million video footage. One. Although the United States is at the forefront of the world in terms of the total number of video footage, it also needs to see the problems behind the gratifying appearance.

According to the data of the Prospective Industry Research Institute, the number of video surveillance per thousand people is used as an indicator. In 2016, the city with the highest camera density in China is Los Angeles, California, with 59 cameras per thousand, but only equivalent to the UK average (75). 80% of the total) and 60% of the US average (96). The coverage of cameras in second- and third-tier cities is lower. According to incomplete statistics, the number of cameras in second-tier cities in China is between 50,000 and 100,000; in third-tier cities, it is below 50,000. In terms of camera density, the camera density in second- and third-tier cities is much lower than 10/1000.

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