Security Camera Networking
(USPTO Provisional Application # 62/719,685)
Inventor: Jonathan R. Burdick
Date of filing: August 19, 2018


A method for providing shared usage of a plurality of users' security system sensors. A first user of a first user security system 
executes with a second user of a second user security system a security co-alert agreement which provides at least that the first 
user security system will be rendered switchable, by the second user security system, from a powered-but-OFF state to a powered-and-ON 
state whenever the first user security system is listening for a signal and the second user security system is triggered while in a 
powered-and-ON state. The first user security system is signaled to be switched ON whenever the second user security system is triggered 
by a security related event. In some embodiments the sensors are cameras. Individual users may execute an additional type of agreement 
with an authorized participating government entity which agreement can provide for remote commandeering by such government entity of 
one or more real-time video streams from cooperating users' user security systems. In embodiments all security co-alert agreements and 
government entity agreements affecting a particular law enforcement jurisdiction are stored in a database which is writable to by 
cooperating users' user security systems and is readable only by a government entity. In embodiments the database is a distributed 
blockchain useful for establishing ownership of rights in streamed video data which rights can be verified via reading of metadata 
written to the blockchain. Additional methods are provided which display on a government entity client device real-time data suggestive 
of a suspected intruder's attempted egress path from an area surveilled via cooperating users' cameras and use the egress path data to 
optimize commandeering of user video streams located ahead of an egress path.





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