Video Surveillance has skyrocketed over the last decade. As more and more advanced technologies are developed, surveillance systems become smaller and the cost drops dramatically. Consumers, businesses, municipalities and government agencies are increasingly using more advanced systems to monitor employees, babysitters and crime on the streets. The debate over using such monitoring equipment has continued to intensify. The US Video Surveillance Directory doesn't intend to enter the debate, our mission is to provide a comprehensive source of information about the purchase and ethical use of video surveillance equipment.