#21: A Street Lamp with Security Cameras, France
This fake street light in Paris, France, is really doing the most. It’s designed for double duty as a 24/7 surveillance hub while looking like a “normal” street light. If you look closely, the top of the lamp is full of security cameras. What’s more, the bulb that is supposed to be the light is actually another camera.
That’s right. This “street light” is a fraud. It doesn’t shine any lights for passersby. It just watches. We’re not sure if five cameras in one street light are necessary, but we have to admit that this design is genius. It gets away with looking like a regular old light and doesn’t disrupt the general Parisian aesthetic.