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Journalist explores what could go wrong with the new street cameras in Joburg

14 June 2019 1:03 PM
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City of Johannesburg
Vumacam
surveillance cameras
Daily Maverick's contributor Heidi Swart says service providers that install surveillance monitors need to be responsible.

Fifteen thousand surveillance cameras will be connected to the internet to monitor Johannesburg streets.

This is courtesy of video surveillance service provider Vumacam. However, online cameras could open the city to being hacked, quite easily.

What happens to the data that Vumacam collects?

According to the Daily Maverick, the security threat is not only to public safety, but it also places the internet services at risk.

Read: Johannesburg’s drive to create a smart city is rolling out

To discuss the surveillance cameras and the security breach they pose, Nickolaus Bauer on the Xolani Gwala Show chats to the publication's contributor Heidi Swart.

We are not saying that these cameras have vulnerabilities. The article explores the possibilities if something goes wrong with these cameras. And it looks at what can go wrong to a camera when connected to an IP address.

Heidi Swart, Contributor - Daily Maverick

She says people, generally, do feel safer when they see cameras on the streets. However, things can go wrong.

There is a lot that can wrong and people that have put up these cameras need to be extremely responsible.

Heidi Swart, Contributor - Daily Maverick

Listen below to the full interview:


This article first appeared on 702 : Journalist explores what could go wrong with the new street cameras in Joburg


14 June 2019 1:03 PM
Tags:
City of Johannesburg
Vumacam
surveillance cameras

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