A start-up has launched a sensor that will help the people keep a look on who drives in and out of their residence. The Flock’s sensor is the one that helps the users keep a log of the number plates of every car that comes into their street by clicking pictures. A single sensor per house charge is $50 for a year. Even the facial recognition option is provided in the sensor.
There is an option for the residents in the neighborhood to opt out of being tracked but the trespassers or visitors have no option. Y Combinator holds Flocks back as it had done for Reddit, AirBnB, and Dropbox. The data collection has to be done within the limits of the U.S. laws or else it definitely will spark a fire in the future. The major concern here is that the intrusions in the private places are always kept an eye on but what about the public places is the question.
Keeping an eye on the public streets, license plates, people using the sidewalks, and so on should not be the reason for havoc. The obtained data is not disclosed other than to the owner or security officials. It can be used as a tool to fight crime in the coming months. The tool has helped get hold of an individual who was stealing a bike from the neighborhood by capturing the image of his license plate and face.
The technology has already been presented at the “Y Combinator’s Demo Day.” The tool is being trialed in different neighborhoods in the U.S. before being publicized. The tool deletes the data collected after 30 Days. The collected data is the total responsibility of the tool user. Hence, keeping the data safe and secure has to be looked out by the owner.
“Whether capturing the data of the neighborhood is obscure or rightful?” is something the society has to decide on along with the security officials so as to make the world a better and safe place to live in. However, there are countries or states that prohibit the collection of biometric data as there are chances of issues coming up.
Let’s see what the future holds for it once the tool commercializes.