Google has launched Street View, which pairs its Google Maps service with high-detail photos taken of facilities/buildings/homes on city streets. The service launched in San Francisco, Miami, New York, Las Vegas and Denver and the detail in these photos is surprisingly remarkable (you can zoom, tilt and pan). To check it out visit and search one of those five cities, and once you're in the city, click the Street View tab/link.

I'm wondering if anyone else thinks this can be a bit of a security hazard that these photos (which are fully legal because they were taken on a public street) show details like parking lots, doors, even where your surveillance cameras are. From a casing the joint perspective, I think it might be used by potential criminals or terrorists as a surveillance tool. FWIW, Google isn't the only one doing this online.

What do you think? Potential security problem or not?