Friday, 10 November 2017

Replace the Bobby on the Beat? Easy! do it privately for 30p per home per day! #Agorism #Shruggers

Ok, its is not really a replacement - because the police have deserted the streets already - is is recreating the Bobby on the Beat - but without the state police being involved.

The withdrawal of the bobby is a nationwide thing, one of the huge examples of its effect is that  London is now more dangerous than New York(!)  [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/20/london-now-dangerous-new-york-crime-stats-suggest/], and as that report notes this is just as UK plod are moving from officer in place towards 'intelligence' led policing, exactly what New York moved away from to bring their huge crime levels massively down to today's levels.

Anyway - agorists don't go begging to the state, because the state is never the solution to anything, and we need to shrug off every influence the state has over us, so...

Drones are are a big thing now - the power, computer control, electronics for video etc are amazing, this particular one is what inspired this post



[https://www.banggood.com/Hubsan-H301S-SPY-HAWK-5_8G-FPV-4CH-RC-Airplane-RTF-With-GPS-Module-p-962832.html?gmcCountry=GB&currency=GBP&createTmp=1&value_ids[]=33&value_ids[]=2481&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=cpc_ods&utm_content=heath&utm_campaign=pla-fpv-gb-pc&gclid=Cj0KCQiAlpDQBRDmARIsAAW6-DNuCwjXEW3ws1kD3h6jqL7Z_KtHgA0vIHgbW2imiq4YB9026lwRvEwaAi2wEALw_wcB&ID=42481233&cur_warehouse=CN]

For £260 - a spy in the sky - 1m wingspan, 30-40 minutes flight time, live video feed, and a 1km range(!) with GPS for full telemetrics - location, height, time - and a 'return to base' at the flick of a switch (or if radio contact is lost) and as a lightweight 'powered glider' rather than 'copter even in the most unfortunate circumstances is unlikely to ever inflict any harm in an accident.

A few of these on rotation, could keep a very wide area under surveillance - and the deterrent effect is likely to be huge. They cannot physically intervene but they will have location information and pictures live for live assistance to be deployed -- and should have little problem keeping tabs on any suspect.

How to run such a monitoring service cheaply? Well my initial idea would be to run it as a 'game' subscribers leave 'beacons' around their property, pilots spend their shift flying and finding beacons and get paid for each one they find - a game that pays. And while they are seeking the beacons with the live video feed they will be alert for anything untoward that is happening...

A 40 minute shift, cover an area, clock 8 beacons, get £8 - to have your property included in the service you'd be paying for full time coverage within 1 square km with hourly passes.

Average property = 1000 sq meters = 1000 properties per sq kilometer

So 24hours*60(mins)/40(mins) = 36 shifts * £8 = £288 / 1000 properties = £0.29 per day per property.

So for 30p a day you get 24 hour security surveillance of your property, 100% belonging to you (not state snooping for goodness knows what) with no state intervention, physical crime likely reduced to zero. And you create a load of 'enjoyable' relatively low skill jobs for locals.

Yes this is not really a business plan, there may be better devices, there are some other costs (maybe four drones needed as backup for each patch, how long will they last?), but in principle we can scrap a large part of the police force and do better without them - simply by using tech. The problem with the state/public sector is their vested interest in keeping their hands in you wallet, and never letting go...

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