Tracking and Monitoring Systems (Worker monitoring/tracking (Supermarket…
Tracking and Monitoring Systems
Automatic number plate recognition systems
Cameras take pictures and use optical character recognition software to record number plate details.
Car park management:
Pre-booked spaces at airport car parks.
Number plates read by cameras and raise barrier for cars allowed in.
Electronic toll collection:
Collect payments from driver automatically.
Speed cameras record number plates of cars that are speeding and use the details to send the drivers fines.
Identify illegally parked cars and send them fines.
Recognise cars whose tax is out of date and send them fines.
Supermarket checkouts (monitor how many items shop assistants scan every hour).
Internet use is monitored (record sites employees visit and how long they spend on them).
Emails can be read (both work and personal).
Delivery drivers can be tracked by GPS (in case customer wants to know how long the package will be).
Taxi drivers tracked to see closest available taxi for a customer.
Monitor keys you press (either hardware or software), so your passwords can be recorded.
Hard to be anonymous on Internet (web browsing activity is recorded by internet service providers to track emails and messages sent.
Cookies record details from websites you have visited (how long you spend on it, etc).
Your position can be located using your mobile phone.
To detect if system is not being used for its purpose.
The recorded calls are monitored by phone companies and kept for a little while as a way to fight terrorism and criminals.
The recordings may also be used to settle disputes as to whether something was said or not.