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When Surveillance goes too far: Surveillance in Cinema | Central Alarm

When Surveillance goes too far: Surveillance in Cinema

We have be talking a lot this month about the benefits of owning a modern, high-tech home surveillance system. The list of pros is quite extensive and the list of cons, well, it doesn’t even really exists. To put a little perspective on things, let’s look at some situations in which surveillance is taken too far. To do that, we are going to enter the world of cinema. We are going to watch some movies.

The Dark Knight (2008)

Batman is one of the most popular superheroes in the world, but his actions in The Dark Knight are not all commendable. It his relentless pursuit of the Joker, he ends up turning to surveillance and taking things a bit too far. He turns every cell phone in Gotham into a massive sonar detection system with which he can map the city and monitor the actions of everyone. A moral question arises, did Batman take surveillance too far?

Minority Report (2002)

The film minority report does Batman one better. Using his surveillance system, Batman was able to monitor the actions of everyone in Gotham city. In Minority Report the government uses predictive surveillance to punish people for actions they haven’t taken yet. That is right, the surveillance in Minority Report could actually tell the future. Again, a moral question comes up, is it ethical to punish people for a crime they haven’t even committed yet?

One this is for sure, surveillance is a powerful tool when places in the right hands. Purchasing a modern, high-tech home surveillance system is a fantastic way to protect your home and your family. Luckily, there also little room for abuse when it comes to a home surveillance system. If you have any other questions please call us up at Central Alarm, and we would be happy to answer them for you.

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