CCTV captures incredible moment group of friends redeem winning $60 million lotto ticket
The amazing moment a group of five friends redeemed their winning lotto ticket has been captured on CCTV.The lucky winners can be seen in the heartwarming footage walking into a gas station in Orleans, a suburb of Ottawa, Canada, before handing the ticket to the attendant and making their A$61,500,000 windfall official. In the video obtained by CTV Ottawa, the shocked employee steps back from the machine, placing his hand over his mouth. The new millionaires cannot wipe the smiles off their faces, and. Appear to shriek with glee as the incredible news is confirmed for them. More.One even seems to take a picture of the attendant’s reaction, who stays behind the counter and grabs a phone.
The ecstatic friends continue to embrace and enjoy the life-changing moment. According to CTV Ottawa the lucky winners of the Lotto Max jackpot are IT professionals who are also former colleagues, Stephane Dionne, Bryan Redman, Christopher Beazley, Gilles Dionne and Norman MacDonald. The group were presented their cheque on Thursday in Toronto, but the winning numbers were announced on July 13.Mr Redman said he freaked out when he realised they won. More.When he finally did reach one of them it was Mr Dionne, who said he had to check the numbers himself to believe it and began to cry, CTV Ottawa reports. The men have reportedly been playing lottery together for ten years and are all said to be married with nine children between them.
The men have said despite the windfall they won’t be retiring yet.
AI-powered CCTV cameras in China catch another wanted fugitive
Unlike in some countries, China’s facial recognition tech is working, and it’s Black Mirror scary for its citizens. He was accused of not paying their 110,000 yuan worth and fled Shandong province, about 700 kilometers north of Zhejiang. This is the third time China’s facial recognition tech has led to arrests of wanted fugitives at a Jackie Cheung concert in the last two months. This was not lost on users of Weibo, China’s Twitter equivalent. China’s law enforcement use AI-powered CCTV cameras, armed with facial recognition tech, to locate people of interest.
China’s CCTV surveillance network, which by 2020 will be made up of over 600 million AI-powered CCTV cameras, is currently able to track citizens, identify what car they drive and even who their friends are, a December BBC report showed. Aside from policing its citizens out in the public, China’s facial recognition tech is going Big Brother inside schools. In one classroom at Hangzhou Number 11 High School in eastern China, three cameras sit above the blackboard and monitor pupils’ facial expressions. It’s part of China’s nationwide focus on monitoring its citizens with tech such as facial recognition, artificial intelligence, smart glasses and more. Ultimately the country aims to give all of its 1.4 billion citizens a personal score by 2020 based on how they behave.
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CCTV, Third Edition: From Light to Pixels: Vlado Damjanovski: 9780124045576: Amazon.com: Books
Vlado Damjanovski is an internationally renowned CCTV expert. He was born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, and since 1987 he lives in Sydney, Australia. Vlado is an author, inventor, a lecturer and a CCTV expert, known to the Australian and international CCTV industry. The books cover all that a CCTV specialist needs to know. In addition to writing books and conducting seminars, Vlado is involved in designing and commissioning CCTV systems, often pioneering new trends and technologies.
One of the world first digital CCTV system designs was done by Vlado for the Star City Casino in 1997, where gaming disputes are sorted out immediately at the gaming tables. In 2003, another new design was proposed for the Sands Casino in Macao – first in the world utilizing digital matrix switching of over 1,200 cameras and digital recorders. Vlado is currently the chairman of the CCTV Standards sub-committee of Australia and New Zealand, and he has contributed immensely in creating the latest Australian and New Zealand CCTV standards known as AS4806. The CCTV test chart and the programmable test pattern generator are some of the original and unique products developed by Vlado and his company, and they are used in various measurement and quantifying CCTV system performance. Vlado is also known for his photographic works, albeit as an amateur.
He has prepared a number of sole exhibitions in his native Macedonia as well as Australia, published his work in many magazines and books, and won numerous awards.
Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy
Welsh and Farrington note that the exact ways to maximize the effectiveness of CCTV are unknown, but they point to the importance of a high degree of camera coverage. The successful interventions in parking lots combined CCTV with other interventions such as better lighting and increased security personnel. They also note that the crime control benefits in city centers, where CCTV is frequently used in the U.S., have not been as great. They also recommend that departments think about the use of mobile CCTV units that could be redeployed to high crime areas identified by crime analysts. La Vigne and colleagues provide 10 lessons for creating a public surveillance system.
Plan camera locations to maximize the view-shed.4. Weigh the costs and benefits to using active monitoring. Integrate camera systems with existing practices and procedures. Use surveillance systems to complement, not replace, routine policing, investigations, and legal proceedings. Incorporate video evidence with witness testimony in court.
A recent randomized controlled trial in Newark offers promising evidence for efforts to combine monitoring of CCTV cameras with directed patrols in an effort to ensure cameras are a proactive policing tool. Examined the impact of a program where 19 treatment cameras were monitored by a special operator who could directly communicate with two patrol cars dedicated to responding to incidents observed by the operator.