ⓘ Eye in the sky (camera)

Eye in the sky (camera)

ⓘ Eye in the sky (camera)

The eye in the sky is a term given to casino and other commercial security closed circuit cameras. In casinos, they are positioned to monitor seats, tables, hallways, restaurants, and even elevators closely. The functional component is known as a pan–tilt–zoom camera, or a PTZ, an industry standard term.

The PTZ camera is covered by a semi-transparent plastic globe which makes it nearly impossible to see which direction the camera is facing from a distance. Retail stores often install empty globes, giving the appearance of additional cameras. The camera is mounted on a series of interconnected gears and levers, which usually allow two axes of rotation. This rotation can either be controlled manually by an operator using remote-control, or it can be automated using motion sensing technology. In most commercial and civilian applications, both control methods are used simultaneously to allow automated surveillance of general movement while allowing a manual over-ride mode to view specific subjects more closely.

These cameras often help casino officials judge whether the person is card counting, which is popular in blackjack, past posting, and roulette. In case a crime or a cheat is detected after the fact, the casino employees can review the recorded tapes and find the culprit. The casino cameras are adjusted to focus on certain suspicious players by security workers in a separate casino room with banks of security monitors.

These types of cameras are also found in retail stores as well to monitor customers and employees, such as Walmart or Target. They can also fool robbers into thinking that there is a camera watching them and that they are being monitored by CCTV.

  • The term eye in the sky may refer to: Eye in the Sky 2007 film a Hong Kong espionage and surveillance thriller set in the same city Eye in the Sky
  • The PlayStation Eye trademarked PLAYSTATION Eye is a digital camera device, similar to a webcam, for the PlayStation 3. The technology uses computer
  • Eye in the Sky Chinese: 天眼 Jyutping: Tin1 Ngaan5 Cantonese Yale: Tīn Ngaahn literally Heaven s Eye or Sky s Eye is a 2015 Hong Kong crime thriller
  • Eye in the Sky is a 2015 British thriller film starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, and Barkhad Abdi. Directed by Gavin Hood and written by
  • lens system to project the view onto a flat photographic plate. The Hill Sky Lens was fitted to a whole sky camera typically used in a pair separated by
  • cinematographic technique in which the camera stays in a fixed position but rotates up down in a vertical plane. Tilting the camera results in a motion similar
  • Camera obscura plural camerae obscurae or camera obscuras, from Latin camera obscūra, dark chamber also referred to as pinhole image, is the natural
  • electro - chemical impulses in neurons. In higher organisms, the eye is a complex optical system which collects light from the surrounding environment, regulates
  • single - lens reflex camera DSLR but an electronic viewfinder which displays what the camera image sensor sees. In many mirrorless models, the mechanical shutter
  • Andrea Mantegna in the Ducal Palace, Mantua, Italy. During the 15th century when the Camera degli Sposi was painted, Mantua was ruled by the Gonzaga, who
  • researchers have found the evolution of the eye attractive to study, because the eye distinctively exemplifies an analogous organ found in many animal forms