How to find security video cameras

 

I need to find info on how to find recording cameras. I have heard that many cameras are recording at traffic lights. I am in need of a way to prove my whereabouts. I thought my Nuvi would have lots of GPS info but it only goes back a few days unless I am doing it wrong. I thought perhaps my computer history and tracphone info but it gives just a little info. I use my credit card like cash but to try and get a year ago info on times on receipts are difficult. I tried asking some stores for security video but even though I begged a store they claimed it was recorded over. Any ideas? Thanks

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have you tried

Bank atms

Just a thought

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takes legal action

Getting video archves fromthird paries such as stores and banks takes legal documents as release of the video would violate privacy rights of others that may be in the same record. You will probably need a lawyer to petition a judge for the recordings. As far as creditcard transactions, again that data would probably require a judge's order as it takes time and effort to dig through the information.

As you state, you use your credit card as cash, so don't you keep your receipts? They do have time stamps which prove where the card was used.

Oh, the cameras on roads and at intersections do not record. They only provide live data or check for the presence of a vehicle to trigger a light cycle.

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1. You probably are not going to get security video from a store without a court order.
2. Even with a court order, the number of days that are kept is very limited. As they told you, it is recorded over automatically at the prescribed interval which might be only a week (7 days).
3. You probably are not going to get video from any traffic cameras without a court order.
4. If you use your nuvi every time you drive in your car, then you probably should be able to extract the trip logs which should go back more than "a few days". You might need to look in the Archive. Note that it's doubtful, however, that this data would be accepted as legal "proof" of anything.

a couple of points

Your profile says you're in Arabia. If so, the rules there are totally different than North America.

If not, your credit card bills, that the card company mail you should have much of the location data you need. I can appreciate that you don't have the actual slips of paper.

Online, data from card companies may go back a year or more and would be easy to get.

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never thought about this

never thought about this issue

Traffic Camera Recording

Box Car wrote:

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Oh, the cameras on roads and at intersections do not record. They only provide live data or check for the presence of a vehicle to trigger a light cycle.

Pretty safe to assume that all of the cameras on all of the roads do not record 24/7. The bandwidth required and the amount of data would be absolutely staggering. However, I found the following references:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/30/dc-surveilla...

"Investigators retrieved video from the Metropolitan Police Department’s 123 closed-circuit television cameras and the District’s network of red light and Department of Transportation cameras 931 times in fiscal 2012 — an increase of 15 percent over the previous year, according to police department data. Police pulled video 796 times in fiscal 2011 and sought it 722 times in 2010."

"D.C. laws limit police authority to live-monitor video feeds, and detectives must request downloads from individual cameras for use in investigations."

http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/videolog/

"The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) maintains traffic cameras on many interstates and other New Jersey State highway systems. The cameras are mounted on poles and record traffic conditions, traffic delays, incidents and weather conditions. They are monitored around the clock at NJDOT's Statewide Traffic Management Center.

In the Department's video camera system, video is recorded and retained at NJDOT for seven (7) days."

http://davisbackgrounds.com/do-those-cameras-at-intersection...

"I contacted CDOT Engineering who told me that these cameras are used simply detecting cars approaching the intersection to change the light/arrow from red to green. CDOT and Denver Traffic told me that these cameras do record if demanded, but are rarely used for that purpose. It was explained to me that these cameras basically took the place of the old “road mats” cars used to drive over to activate the traffic signals. These cameras are cheaper, and easy to install and replace compared to tearing up pavement to install detection systems under the pavement."

I think it is safe to assume that in virtually all cases no video is being recorded (except for DC DOT and NJDOT traffic cameras and maybe a few others). It is also interesting to note that recording IS possible, even for some vehicle detection cameras. Some Autoscope cameras and controllers are advertised as having "MPEG4 digital streaming video output" (reference: http://www.imagesensing.com/products/video-detection/autosco...)

Typically, the cameras used for traffic monitoring and traffic light control are low enough resolution that they can't identify people or read license plates.

Mark

one way to find rhem might be

GO to the area late at might.

Get out and start doing something threatening or illegal.

It's sure sure to get some attention and the cops may help you find the video cams your seeking! rolleyes

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Boy Chris..

You are a busy guy posting all these questions.
How to find security cameras
Walmart is it true

Do they have Walmarts in Arabia? Seems as though you
are fishing. You got a license for that?

Google

I have an android phone, and use the WAZE app. To get the WAZE to work, the phone needs the gps locator turned on.

I happened to log into my google account, and lo and behold there is a map there that tracks every where I have been with the phone gps location turned on(fully time and date stamped).

Kind of scary....not a big stretch for someone to hack into anybody's google account and figure out what their habits, school, grocery store preferences are.

I'm curious where you found that

I just took a peek and cannot see that information in my Google account.

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Do the following...

camerabob wrote:

I just took a peek and cannot see that information in my Google account.

Log into Google.

Find "Accounts" (you can find that in the upper right-hand Conner.)

In Account Settings, go to "Account tools" then click on "Dashboard"

Find "Location History" that is where it is.. (Mine is Deactivated btw)

BTW, This Dashboard area is where you can find EVERYTRHING about Google that you are using, as well as this is the place to setup all the settings.. You will find a lot of information in here!

Good Luck!

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I don't have that

I guess I never used their location features, which is/was my goal from the start. wink

(under "Maps", it says "Nothing interesting here". I like that!)

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