Smartphones-soon-to-get-proper-Predator-style-thermal-imaging-300x250

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Comment by Bud Poll on March 17, 2013 at 5:26pm

Hi Green Jobs and Michael,

Actually IR capability has been around for quite some time, it's just that the powers to be made it illegal, well, at least more difficult.  Early digital cameras that started using silicone targets had to install an infrared filter to reduce their IR sensitivity.  Then along came the voyeurs who discovered all they needed to do was remove the filter and suddenly they could "almost" see through the ladies dresses.  It was that concern that forced the camera industry to change their manufacturing process so the conversions would no longer be possible.

Now fast forward to the falling prices of real IR cameras and suddenly the voyeurs will be back in business, especially if this capability is added to everyday cell phones.  I don't think it will take long for that "same old problem" to explode into revisiting just who should be allowed to look through the ladies dresses.  Remember how sensitive people are to security checks.  I can't possibly imagine the public, ladies in particular, being willing to be subject to IR inspection from every pervert walking the streets.

We will see if the smartphone industry becomes subject to the same pressures as the camera industry did.

Bud

Comment by Michael Dunseith on March 16, 2013 at 10:16am

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

tedkidd replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Todd, it appears Richard is more about getting the last word than about learning a new thing.…"
7 minutes ago
Todd Collins replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Richard,  I don't believe I am missing any points.  As I mentioned... I have no…"
17 minutes ago
Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Todd, Your missing the point. I can only suggest for you to read all the links attached within that…"
1 hour ago
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Excellent snapshot, Griffin. You didn't happen to notice the fan manufacturer's name on…"
1 hour ago
Brandon Walton replied to Brandon Walton's discussion 12 Things Every Home Performance Contractor Should Have on Their Work Truck
"Thanks Don! "
3 hours ago
Griffin Hagle replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"I was aware of but unfamiliar with them until moving to Southern California in 2012. After seeing…"
7 hours ago
tedkidd commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"David,  I don't think forcing people to do things works out well for anyone.  Any…"
8 hours ago
David Eakin commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
""I believe it is our job to educate the consumer, understand the problems, help them…"
8 hours ago
Profile IconGary Fitzgerald, LOUIS ANDERSON and Jeremy Hargreaves joined Home Energy Pros
8 hours ago
eric anderson replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"In Connecticut’s climate, I am not in favor of them . Either they are the big old style that…"
9 hours ago
Don Fitchett replied to Brandon Walton's discussion 12 Things Every Home Performance Contractor Should Have on Their Work Truck
"Every little bit helps. :)"
9 hours ago
Tom White commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Ted, I understand and share your concern about the lack of guidance on the part of the "Home…"
9 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service