Camera Placement

Vision devices are essential tools for observing and monitoring public spaces. Location placement is critical to what data will be acquired from these devices.
There are many use cases for the Vision Network and a range of device placements will provide different datasets that are critical to specific use cases. Cameras are meant to track public and outdoor activities and events. Cameras are automatically assigned a score of 1 worker after having been approved. After that, cameras receive extra workers depending on what/if any data is being mined from the camera's feed. This is where placement will matter depending on the network's growth and use.
For example, if a camera has a great placement that allows tracking for 7 different use cases, it may end up having an 8 worker reward level assigned to it (1 default + 1 for each use case) We currently have 6 main classes. In the add a Camera onboarding flow, you will be asked to choose which classes apply to your setup. We've also included an Other box so you can let us know what data may matter to you!
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    Roads & Sidewalks
Device is positioned to observe roads and sidewalks, providing real-time monitoring of vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. The camera should capture clear images capable to identify and record any unusual occurrences or potential dangers. Preferably equipped with a wide field of view, the camera offers comprehensive coverage of the area, enhancing the overall safety and security of the streetscape.
Focused on roads and sidewalks, ready to capture the movement of vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists in urban environments. The camera's primary objective is to monitor traffic flow, ensure the safety of pedestrians, and identify any incidents or potential hazards.
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    Public Gatherings & Parks
Device is positioned to observe public gatherings and parks, providing real-time monitoring of individuals and groups engaging in various activities. Potential use cases include monitoring crowd dynamics, usage information, public safety, and identification of incidents or suspicious behavior.
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Device is strategically positioned to observe wildlife in their natural habitats, providing valuable insights into animal behavior, movement patterns, and ecosystem dynamics. This device plays a crucial role in wildlife research, conservation efforts, and enhancing our understanding of the natural world.
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    Walking & Cycling Paths
Device is strategically positioned to observe walking and cycling paths, providing real-time monitoring of pedestrians and cyclists as they engage in outdoor activities. This camera plays a critical role in maintaining a safe and enjoyable experience for users of walking and cycling paths. Safety, potential hazards, threat detection, city health score, and path usage are examples for use cases.
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    Lakes & Rivers
Device is strategically positioned to observe lakes and rivers, providing real-time monitoring of water conditions, recreational activities, and potential hazards in the aquatic environment. Potential detection of illegal activities and monitoring water quality for potential pollutants. This camera plays a crucial role in maintaining a safe and sustainable environment around lakes and rivers, and contributing to the effective management of water resources and recreational spaces.
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    Public indoor spaces
Device is expertly placed to oversee public indoor spaces, offering real-time monitoring of crowded areas, safety measures, and potential hazards within the enclosed environment. The camera's strategic placement and broad field of view facilitate the identification of unauthorized activities such as vandalism, theft, or intrusion, as well as monitoring occupancy levels for fire safety and ensuring adherence to public health guidelines. This camera serves as an essential tool in preserving the safety and well-being of individuals within public indoor spaces, contributing to the effective management of community facilities and shared areas.