A recent story from the Wall Street Journal (requires membership to read full article) reports that a dramatic uptick in public-facing surveillance cameras watching us all Is on the way.

The story notes that improvements in technology will lead to better facial recognition and the attendant ability to find anyone anywhere (watch WSJ’s embedded video).

The story also notes that most of the cameras will likely be added in China, a country that leads the world in public surveillance according to reports.

The WSJ story cites a report from IHS Markit that forecasts the drastic uptick through the year 2021.

Norris welcomes your input on the growing surveillance trends. Are so many cameras in public a good idea? Are their civil liberties that trump security concerns?

Regardless of your take on cameras in public watching us all, there is no doubt that cameras at you or Enterprise, school, or municipality can help keep people safer. Contact a Life Safety and Security expert at Norris today to find out how we can help you.

What is Norris all about?

Norris, Inc.—a South Portland, Maine-based life-safety and security systems integrator with satellite offices in Bangor, Maine; Lee, New Hampshire; and Burlington, Vermont—was founded nearly 40 years ago by two brothers, Brad and Harty Norris. The brothers remain on the board of directors today and continue to help steer the enterprise toward its goal of advancing life-safety, security, and communications while striving to grow in its status as Northern New England’s leading systems integrator. Norris provides fully integrated life-safety and security solutions, comprising disparate systems including fire alarm, intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, communications, and emergency notification and total systems integration via the Vigilance Systems Integration Engine and ENS. Want to become part of the Norris family? We’re hiring!