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  • #16
    This is a tough call. It could be helpful to terrorists because they can reduce the number of times they actually need to be on site to scout their intended target. Remember, law enforcement and security is counting on the way terrorists do meticulous planning/rehearsing as a way to recognize a potential attack.

    On the other hand, GPS signals use to be skewed from public receivers because many feared an attack during the cold war. Today, we count on it for all sorts of things: navigation, location, etc. Nevertheless, I'm leaning towards playing it safe by restricting the information, not only as a protection against terrorists, but also as a way to protect privacy.
    Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Security Consultant View Post
      In their July issue Access Controls and Security will be carrying an article on Google Street View.
      Curtis, I will be very interested in seeing that article, it should be interesting.
      Some Kind of Commando Leader

      "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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      • #18
        I also agree that this a catch 22 situation. It could be really helpful to a consumer but is it really? If one really needs to get to a building, directions should be enough.

        But on the flip side of a coin, if I were a terrorist, they just made my job a hell of a lot easier in terms of staking out the place. I definitely think that showing where the security cameras are is a big hazard. So this definitely has my concern raised.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Dragonfyre024 View Post
          I also agree that this a catch 22 situation. It could be really helpful to a consumer but is it really? If one really needs to get to a building, directions should be enough.

          But on the flip side of a coin, if I were a terrorist, they just made my job a hell of a lot easier in terms of staking out the place. I definitely think that showing where the security cameras are is a big hazard. So this definitely has my concern raised.
          Terrorist as well as our old friend the theif who's casing the joint WILL find this benificial as they can now see where the other access points are, and ask themselves "how can I infiltrate this place without going through a gate".

          JB
          I'm the guy you don't want to be around when your doing something wrong, but you can't wait for me to get there when your down, to fix you up...

          If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by JB diligence View Post
            Terrorist as well as our old friend the theif who's casing the joint WILL find this benificial as they can now see where the other access points are, and ask themselves "how can I infiltrate this place without going through a gate".

            JB
            Exactly one of the points I gave for the article.
            Retail Security Consultant / Expert Witness
            Co-Author - Effective Security Management 6th Edition

            Contributor to Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Security Consultant View Post
              Exactly one of the points I gave for the article.
              Can you post a link to that article on here when it's out (if it's an on line publication), sounds like an interesting read.
              I'm the guy you don't want to be around when your doing something wrong, but you can't wait for me to get there when your down, to fix you up...

              If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.

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              • #22
                While I focused on the terrorism aspect, one my big "things" about Google Street View is that in most cases, the information's already out there. All Google did was make it easier to find.
                Some Kind of Commando Leader

                "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                • #23
                  lets just say the photo from my dads house is like from 1999 o.O, way out dated.
                  Its not how we die that counts.....
                  Its not how we lived that counts....
                  all that matters is how we saved that one life that one time by being in the right place at the right time....

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                  • #24
                    Unless your Dad lives in one of the 5 citys Google has up and running in street view - you were looking at Google Maps. Look at the Street View option
                    Retail Security Consultant / Expert Witness
                    Co-Author - Effective Security Management 6th Edition

                    Contributor to Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference

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                    • #25
                      Google Earth- even street view- could be viewed as a security tool. A tool in the sense of spreading disinformation about your facility/site to anyone that may be using google earth to case it. Think dummy access points etc.
                      formerly C&A

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by JB diligence View Post
                        Can you post a link to that article on here when it's out (if it's an on line publication), sounds like an interesting read.
                        Sorry, the print copy came today. I do not see a link to the story on their website.
                        Retail Security Consultant / Expert Witness
                        Co-Author - Effective Security Management 6th Edition

                        Contributor to Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference

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                        • #27
                          Heh. Scan it in.
                          Some Kind of Commando Leader

                          "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                          • #28
                            The article referenced in this thread is available at:
                            http://securitysolutions.com/video/s...ays/index.html

                            It seems my firm provides Logical Security Services. To this end, I will have to put out an ad for several Vulcans or something.
                            Some Kind of Commando Leader

                            "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by N. A. Corbier View Post
                              The article referenced in this thread is available at:
                              http://securitysolutions.com/video/s...ays/index.html

                              It seems my firm provides Logical Security Services. To this end, I will have to put out an ad for several Vulcans or something.
                              I'll look for my spock ears. The good thing about hiring vulcans is they live so long that retirement benefits should be cheap. As well as health insurance.

                              Good article.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Rooney View Post
                                I'll look for my spock ears. The good thing about hiring vulcans is they live so long that retirement benefits should be cheap. As well as health insurance.

                                Good article.
                                That, and there's no office politics till they hit about 57-58, unlike human interns who "get that way" around 12-15...
                                Some Kind of Commando Leader

                                "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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