Saturday, February 14, 2015

Counter Terrorism: Every Revolver with an IP Address

Crazy Idea or a Fantasy!

There are many terrorist attacks, terrorist groups across the world , below proposal might be one of the was to counter terrorism.

With the onset of huge data centers there is no dearth for storage and unlike IPv4, IPv6 can be used to assign IP address to any device on planet earth.
From ipv6.com
        "IPv6 provides nearly 600 quadrillion addresses for every square millimeter 
         on earth. That's 6x1023 addresses for every square meter of the earth's surface."

Internet of Things, what wiki says about IoT
        "The Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection of uniquely identifiable 
         embedded computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. 
         Typically, IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems 
         and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications (M2M) 
         and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications."

Requirement
IP Address and Camera

Why should a citizen of any country maintain secrecy of holding licensed Revolver.

Detection
Now a days every phone/tab has two cameras, say, front Camera and back camera.
Lets apply same concept for gun/revolver, whenever someone fires a bullet it should take photograph of person who fired the bullet and the target where bullet was fired at. Upload the taken photographs immediately to the Data Center.

Apart from Photographs we can save other information like
        Make/model of Gun/Revolver
        Make/model of the Bullet
        Location

If someone tried to modify the firmware on the Gun, it should send an Event to Data Center, so wa know something malicious is happening.

Why will terrorist buy a gun with Camera?
Nation states/Governments should make it mandatory for every Gun/Revolver manufacturer should have an inbuilt Camera and an IP Address.

Evasion
Terrorist wearing a mask.
Covering the Camera slot with opaque stuff.

Limitations
No Internet, no signal.
Covering Camera
Tampering

Assumptions
Vendor cooperation
No illegal selling and vendor is accountable

Fantasy!!!