Hack a security camera with a helium balloon

Hack a security camera with a helium balloon

This balloon-based anti surveillance camera project by Brooklyn-based artist William Lamson is an easy way to fool even the most sophisticated forms of surveillance technology. Helium filled rubber balloon set to the correct height and covered with enough static electricity to stick to any surface, such as a public camera. Now if only they made robotic pins for security officers to pop them.

via Kjefta, William Lamson

18 thoughts on “Hack a security camera with a helium balloon

  1. CEO SGArts says:

    i just figured this out i have a actuator with a pin on it seriously i may get a photo on my blog


  2. Anonymous says:

    Black epoxy paint is much more fun.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Soon security cameras will come with…security cameras! For “protection” of course…Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

  4. Sarge says:

    Lame; sophisticated systems (not the cheap crap sold at Costco) have software that detects blocked/shifted images & alerts operators.

  5. Anonymous says:

    If helium is outlawed, only criminals will have helium!

  6. Callisto says:

    I’ve always used silly string for this, but it’s a nice hack.

  7. Wrymouth says:

    Wasn’t this already done in Soderberg’s Ocean’s 11?

  8. Micro Security Camera says:

    This feed has made makers of security cameras more cautious and meticulous:)

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