"The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse." - Edmund Burke
Burglaries, rapes, homicides, etc. are becoming very rampant in Malaysia lately.
Nurin Jazlin, an eight year old girl went missing on Aug 20, 2007 after she went to a night market by herself near her house. On Sept 17, 2007, her body was found stuffed in a sports bag at a three-storey shop lot. A post mortem showed that she had been sexually assaulted.
Nurin is among the 17 children under the age of nine that are still on the police's list of missing persons.
It is everyone's duty to stop all this abuse. To fight crime, closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras were installed and more will be installed in crime-prone areas to improve security and safety according to our city council.
The requirement for video security has indeed become very important; to identify the attackers and/or victims should they be caught on tape. The presence of a surveillance camera might even prevent crimes from happening.
Video surveillance is indeed useful when utilized in public locations such as shopping malls, corners and parking lots.
Abuse of Technology
However, we need to be wary when video surveillance devices are easily available.
With technological progress, hidden camera surveillance gear has become cheaper, smaller and easier to use. We have to stop the possibility of unscrupulous landlords or hotel owners from installing hidden camera which can now be even in the form of a Down View Smoke Detector.
The government authority needs to regulate the purchase of such devices. What Do You Think?
Let's do our part to stop all form of abuses.
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