Security Cameras Monitor Agency Employees


Those working in the Ridgefield Park, NJ office of South Korean agency Cheil, which handles the Samsung account here, are probably feeling like Big Brother inhabitants right now after the agency installed 360 degree security cameras to monitor the office 24/7. Those surfing porn sites, spending too much time on Facebook or going to the bathroom too often for a quickie might find themselves the star in the agency's video archive.

Not that there'd necessarily be anything good to see but one has to wonder just how long it will take for some of this stuff will find its way to YouTube. Anyway, if you think time sheets are bad, be happy you don't have a camera over your head capturing every time you adjust your balls or tighten your bra strap.

by Steve Hall    Sep-10-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Agencies   

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this is pretty standard practice these days. i'm not sure i've been in any agency in the last few years that doesn't have a bunch of these cameras set up. they are typically set up in common areas, not in actual offices, but can be a bit disconcerting. the general rationale given is to prevent theft, which while not unreasonable, most likely doesn't tell the whole story.

Posted by: t on September 10, 2007 12:30 PM

Yeah, almost every agency or business has them. They have to, for security (I know several places have been robbed). Not a big deal. I don't think the management's using them to 'spy' on people.

Posted by: D on September 10, 2007 1:07 PM