Guardian Angel is a fictitious corporation that offers a broad range of highly personalized services in exchange for extreme personal surveillance. A video projection of a live, fairly invasive video surveillance system observing the street corner outside the gallery and tracking the heads of passers-by. An overlay on the projection of ‘comforting’ marketing slogans from Guardian Angel reminding prospective members of the advantages of membership. A page from Guardian Angel’s web-site requesting information about potential members’ concerns regarding the privacy of their personal data and offering examples of its services. I have been using surveillance cameras and other monitoring systems in my work for many years.
Any interactive system requires some level of surveillance. Surveillance clearly constitutes some sort of invasion of privacy. The city of London has an enormous network of surveillance cameras deployed for the purposes of public security. There is much research being done in Britain to automate the analyses of these surveillance images to detect suspicious activities algorithmically so that law-enforcement agents can get to the scene before anything happens. The internet is an ideal surveillance system, since all the data is already conveniently in digital format.
Guardian Angel is an attempt to take one baby-step into the future Most of the services this fictional corporation offers are already available from various disparate sources. As a single corporate entity, a diverse mega-corporation does not have to share your personal data with any other entity to take full advantage of it.
Center for Child Protection
The Guardian Angel Society is a philanthropic group of individuals that provides sustaining support to abused children served by the Center for Child Protection. The funds and awareness created through this group of donors provide child victims of abuse an opportunity to be heard and give them a chance to heal in a place free of pain and full of possibility. Guardian Angels pledge to donate a specified amount every year for a period of three years to the Center for Child Protection. Pledge amounts range from $1,000 per year to $10,000 per year or more. Membership is active for three years from the date on the pledge form.
Contributions toward your pledge can be made in a number of ways. Monthly, quarterly or annual installments can be automatically drafted or paid at your convenience via check, online, stock transfer or over the phone. You can also utilize employee matching by giving through your employer. Consider increasing your pledge amount if your employer matches! If you’re a current member and would like to make an online contribution toward your existing pledge, click the pledge contribution link below.
Guardian Angels’ attempt to meet with Mayor was denied
A meeting at the Mayor’s request was canceled earlier this week, because of what Sliwa said about Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s appointment of Eric Hawkins. Pending common council approval, he will leave his post in Southfield, Michigan to serve as Albany’s police chief. While Sliwa was leaving a message with the Mayor’s office, half a mile away at the library, pastors and community leaders had a roundtable discussion on how to address the violence plaguing their communities. There are others like Ashley Tavares, who appreciates the Angel’s work. She carries a knife with her at all times after an attack on Clinton Avenue forced her move away from Albany to Watervliet.
Sliwa was back at the Greyhound bus station Thursday night, training recruits and adding the cancellation by Shea was childish. He also addressed claims made by some that the media is giving him too much attention.
Carroll Hospital Center
If you have ever been a patient at Carroll Hospital, then you may have encountered a doctor, nurse, technician or volunteer, who strengthened you, or cared for you, in a time of need. Our Guardian Angel Program offers you the opportunity to honor a doctor, nurse or other caregiver who has touched your life in an important way. Pay tribute to a caregiver who has enriched your life, while helping to provide essential resources for a healthier tomorrow. Your Guardian Angel will receive a special card informing them of your thoughtful gift, and their name will be displayed below and in hospital publications as a Guardian Angel. Once a year each Guardian Angel will receive a special lapel pin to wear proudly.
Supporting Alzheimer’s Research
With a dedicated staff and lots of help from volunteers, we have over 26,000 square feet of thrift goods, including clothes, ornaments, collectibles, books, furniture, dishes and more. Your purchases and donations help us fund Alzheimer’s Research. As a society we all know someone in your family, a friend’s family, church family or work family who struggle with this awful disease. There may be as many as 5.3 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease. Together our little dime could be the break that helps find a cure.
Guardian Angel Investigations Private Investigators Reading, PA
With many years of experience in the investigation and surveillance industry, we specialize in a wide variety of services ranging from corporate investigations to private surveillance. We outperform other firms by securing more effective evidence that reveals fraudulent and exaggerated claims. With state of the art equipment, renowned experts, and innovating surveillance techniques, Guardian Angel Investigations is at the top of the surveillance industry.