Live webcams are appearing on the streets more and more often. The scope of their use is expanding every year: for different purposes, these devices are installed both by various municipal and public structures, and by ordinary residents.
Information and advertising
On the websites of many settlements or attractions, you can often see a section offering to look at this place using a webcam. As a rule, the image is broadcast in real time. This method is a great opportunity to inform a potential tourist about weather conditions, the location of streets, or simply to raise the popularity of this place. The user can obtain valuable information in this way. For example, to assess the congestion of parking lots in the city center, the presence of snow and tourists on a popular ski slope, the progress of a sports competition or rally: there can be many goals. As a rule, the installation of such webcams is coordinated with the municipal authorities and gives, basically, a general plan. You can hardly see the faces of people, but the beauty of the place is easy.
The number of views of live webcams installed on the street increases dramatically during the holidays. With a sufficiently good image and the correct installation location, you can watch the events from your home.
Control and security
Outdoor live webcams are a great outdoor surveillance tool. Very often, the technique helps to record incidents and crimes occurring in a given area. Such webcams can be installed by large enterprises, banks, shopping centers, traffic inspection. As a rule, cameras record and save everything that happens. They cover a smaller area and can transmit a clearer image, therefore, in the event of a critical situation, it is even possible to see the faces of people and license plates.
You can even find a webcam working in real time in an ordinary yard. By installing this gadget and connecting it to your home computer, you can monitor the safety of your car, fix all kinds of violations. With a dedicated IP address, the image can be accessed via the Internet from anywhere in the world.
Installing a webcam is possible even on your own balcony is legal, but you should use the received data solely for personal purposes.
Often, ordinary residents use webcams for profit. For example, if the windows of a house face a small but emergency intersection, video recording of traffic incidents can help one of the parties. The owner of the camera has the right to sell recordings from it.
And finally, it is private webcams installed on the streets that most often record curious cases, which are subsequently posted on well-known video portals. You can always argue with the legality of the promulgation of videos, but the popularity of such entertainment is only gaining momentum.