Starbucks: Personal CCTV

Not sure what to think about this one. It concludes of an app that is available only in Starbucks stores via their wifi, people who work in the coffee shops and use their laptops, sometimes have to leave the table to go to the toilet or to get a new coffee and around then their laptops can get stolen. So Starbucks solution is their Personal CCTV app that activates your laptops webcam and streams it to your phone allowing you to watch your laptop. But maybe it’s me, and I know they don’t want to lose their tables, but laptops are portable, I wouldn’t risk leaving mine alone anyway at all I’d take it with me. I don’t know. Also it mentions using the “laptops sudden motion sensor” but what if your laptop doesn’t have one?

4 thoughts on “Starbucks: Personal CCTV

  1. To let the potential burglar know the laptop’s being watched, the phone’s video camera should be streaming to the laptop simultaneously. “Ah ah ahhh! Don’t you touch my laptop! (flush).” I guess this could be done with Skype. Hey, I like that for the start of a Skype campaign. “Particularly unique uses for Skype.”

    1. Haha I don’t know if i’d want them to be able to see me on the toilet! The voice action would be cool though it could warn people around the laptop “STOP THIEF” lol I just imagine someone on the toilet and watching their laptop and someone steals it and run out with their pants down!

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