You’re Being Watched: 5 Places Where Surveillance Occurs In Your Daily Life

With the amount of surveillance cameras on the rise across the U.S. there are many times throughout the day that you might not realize that you’re being watched. Below are five places that might make you think twice before deciding to do anything you might regret seeing on the internet later.

1. The Bank

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With all that money in one place, there’s no wondering why banks are such a common place for video surveillance. In fact, 98% of banks use surveillance recorded off-site and 25% of bank robberies are solved with its help. You can be sure that all eyes are on you when you park, walk in, drive away, or check your teeth in the reflection of the ATM.

Source: Center for Problem-Oriented Policing

2.  At Work

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Fifty-nine percent of private employers and 68% of public employers use video surveillance on their properties to watch over customers and employees alike. With workplace homicide the leading cause of death among female workers and office shootings on the rise, you can be sure those cameras are there for much more than keeping an eye on the office supply closet.

Source: Forrester Research, Bureau of Labor Statistics

3. Your Neighbor’s House

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You may not have security cameras at your own home, but your neighbors very well could. After all, about one-in-six homeowners have surveillance installed—and for good reason, because studies show that your house is 300% less likely to be broken into if you have security. Burglars, be warned.

Source: Forrester Research

4. During Class

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Along with other security measures, about 64% of public schools use video surveillance cameras to keep students, faculty, and staff safe. The sweeping security seems to be a reasonable measure considering there were 31 violent deaths in U.S. public schools during the 2010-2011 school year and by 2012, 9% of teachers themselves reported threats of physical harm by students.

Source: National Center for Education Statistic

5. In Your Car

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Speed and red-light cameras have been proven to reduce fatality rates by 30-40% by discouraging traffic violations. But, with an average of 225 footage requests made by police each year, they can also function as essential evidence for solving larger crimes. Even traffic violations may soon have more help from surveillance with the global dash-cam trend on the rise in the U.S. All those cameras really give a whole new meaning to the phrase “eyes on the road”.

Source: Journal of Safety Research; American Traffic Solutions

  • Euro4U

    Yep!! I’m one of those neighbors!!! You park in front of my apartment and you’re being recorded!! Unfortunately I hadn’t set it up yet when my plates were stolen off my car!! Let them try now though!!! Ha!!!

  • concernedmom103

    Pme day I hope to add the cameras as well as the 24/7 protection. So sad since when I was a kid no one locked the doors to their home or cars and no one bothered them either with very little burglaries.

  • leeioki

    GOOD. WHERE I LIVE THEY ARE AMPING IT UP AND EVERY WHERE ELSE ABOVE IS OBVIOUS IF PEOPLE WERENT AWARE THEY WE’RE SLIGHTLY IGNORANT…

  • kelliekareen

    We have security cameras that are recording 24/7. There was one camera that someone cut the feed twice but it was instantly noticed as the footage is contantly streaming in my room. We eventually moved the camera in more. Be sure you set your cameras up to where you criss cross so that in able to touch one camera, they would show up on another. Since then there hasnt been any more issues. Over time, more and more of our neighbors have set some up on their property.

    • Jocelyn Juice Steele

      were you able to see who cut the feed?

  • Avis Cardwell

    I’m going to install camera’s also especially with everything that’s going on in this world

  • Ant con

    if you’re in a accident, do not let other drivers / cops become aware of it’s existence ( i’m referring to dash cams of course )

    • JANIS JOPLIN

      Why is that?

      • Ant con

        let me start off by saying i’m not aware of anyone who has taken dash cam footage to court for the purpose of determining guilt or innocence. having said that, if you were involved in a serious accident, a accident with injuries and no witnesses,(position of the vehicles, skid marks are inconclusive) who are you going to trust with the only evidence that can prove the other driver was at fault, some GED certified speed cop (who might accidentally /willfully delete /misplace the memory card ( he might know the other driver and or the other driver’s family, i live in a small town) OR are you going to give the video to your local ambulance chasing attorney ? side note–what if the accident was your fault ? are you going to hand over evidence that they will use to hang you with? (if the cops “see” your dash cam, they MAY be able to seize it as “evidence”.) i would be interested to hear from some experts(the internet is full of them) on this matter lol

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    great, as if I wasn’t paranoid enough. lol

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  • stefan

    We live in the country on a dirt road,no city,street lights,and neighbors about 1/2 mile apart,no need for cameras or locked doors or cars,,love it.

    • Debra Obinna

      Perfect crime scenario……………no witnesses! Be careful please!

      • stefan

        Debra,thanks for your comment,we do lock up,just no cameras

  • Jane Washington-White

    It s so sad!! I also grew up in a more innocent time, the 1970’s. We never locked our screen door unless you didn’t want a small child to get out. You could run errands, even at night, without fearing that someone would take anything from your house.We didn’t live in the country. Also, we could play all over the neighborhood until it got dark and no predator tried to snatch us. I feel sorry for the people who will never experience this.

  • Jane Washington-White

    It s so sad!! I also grew up in a more innocent time, the 1960’s and 70’s. We never locked our screen door unless you didn’t want a small child to get out. You could run errands, even at night, without fearing that someone would take anything from your house. We didn’t live in the country. Also, we could play all over the neighborhood until it got dark and no predator tried to snatch us. I feel sorry for the people who will never experience this.

    • Toni Smith

      You are so right. Nowadays, people
      are stressed out because they are constantly talking about who they fear and
      what they are afraid of. In the 50’s,60’s and 70’s we were
      carefree. The most you worried about was somebody accidently stepping on
      your manicured lawn and other little things. I don’t ever remember
      having or even seeing a door key. Nobody came into your home day or night
      uninvited. The worse thing you did as a teen was buy 2 cigarettes for 10
      cents from the corner store and go behind the shed to smoke them with 3 other
      teens. Yep, good ole days.

    • America lost The War on Terror. This is what it is like. We trust no one. Not the cops, or the government, or doctors, or our neighbors. Our politicians, and the media haven’t made us feel secure and brave… but the opposite. We are paranoid, and dependent. We have a gigantic military that is bigger than the next 12 largest militaries combined. We have huge cops, security, FBI, federal agents, justice and security system, that has put 5% of the world’s prison population behind bars here in the US. The largest per capita in the world. And we have 300 million plus personal weapons out there. We live in George Orwell’s world now.