Enforcing social distancing has become a fierce challenge for cities of all sizes and cultures. Most people who are being defiant are well behaved citizens, under normal circumstances.
Most park officials and enforcement officers do not want to be tasked with the unpleasant duty of removing citizens from public places, especially if it involves legal enforcement.
The solution is deterrence. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a deterrent is “serving to discourage, prevent or inhibit”
But how does one deter the community from enjoying a park they have come to love and enjoy? A park your department has worked so hard to create for the public to enjoy. There is a tool that can help with this distasteful responsibility.
Traditional surveillance systems do not have the immediate presence needed in these unique times. The best tool must have a presence that distracts the groups from their activity and redirects their thoughts to do what they know is responsible. Public Nuisance Cameras that are used for deterring vandalism and graffiti are designed to modify behavior. Their feature of deterrence is the main value.
It is the deterrence that is needed to enforce social distancing.