Aperture Science Security Camera

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'''Security Cameras''' are used by GLaDOS throughout the test chambers in the Aperture Science Enrichment Center|Enrichment Center as a way of monitoring the test subjects.

==Overview==
*Placing a linked Teleportation|portal underneath a camera will cause it to be detached, followed by a warning (only in ''Portal'') from GLaDOS, in which she refers to the camera as "testing apparatus."

*The cameras can rotate 360 degrees, and they follow the players' movements within Test Chambers.

*As well as its main video camera, the security camera appears to have a small device attached on the side, which possibly monitors infrared radiation from the body heat of living creatures.

*Not a single security camera is featured in any of the maintenance areas or observation rooms of Aperture Laboratories, and it is therefore unknown how, or even whether, GLaDOS can monitor Chell's movements during her escape in ''Portal''. Her calls through the Aperture Science Announcement System|Announcement System do not strongly connote that she is able to monitor the escapee.

*As seen on ApertureScience.com, the image of the security camera feed is green, despite its lens being red.

*One of the unknown Aperture Science employees in ''Portal 2 Lab Rat'' states that the cameras, in fact, contain cameras inside them (although this statement may have been a paranoid delusion of Doug).

*GLaDOS states during the Cooperative Campaign "''Did you know we originally used these cameras to capture moments of intense pain and agony in test subjects? If the subject survived the test, we let them purchase the pictures for $5. If the subject died, we gave the photo to their next of kin free of charge. The photos weren't as popular as we had hoped, so we repurposed the cameras.''" Whether this is truthful or meant to initiate an emotion of fear in the player is unknown.

==Related Achievements==
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!colspan="2" style="text-alignleft"|''The Orange Box Achievements''
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!style="text-alignleft"|Camera Shy (5G)
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|''Detach security cameras from the walls.''
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!colspan="2" style="text-alignleft"|''Portal Still Alive Still Alive''
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|rowspan=2 width=64px|FileCameraaddstenpounds.jpg
!style="text-alignleft"|The Camera Adds 10 Pounds (5G)
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|''Knock a turret over with a security camera.''
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!colspan="2" style="text-alignleft"|''Portal 2 Achievements and Trophies|Portal 2''
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|rowspan=2 width=64px|FileTAUNT CAMERA.jpg
!style="text-alignleft"|Asking for Trouble (10G)
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|''Taunt GLaDOS in front of a camera in each of the five co-op courses.''
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==Behind the scenes==
As seen in an early ''Portal'' screenshot, a security camera model from ''wccounterstrikeCounter-Strike Source|Counter-Strike Source'' was used during development as a placeholder to the final model.

==Trivia==
*Several detached security cameras can be found in Rattmann Dens, along with the message "She's watching you."

*In ''Portal 2'', it is possible to see the old security camera model from ''Portal'' being used to scan and check the Aperture Science Sentry Turrets (to see whether the turrets are defective or not) in ''Chapter 5 The Escape''.

*Just like GLaDOS herself, the security cameras are reminiscent of WikipediaHAL 9000|HAL 9000, the murderous AI computer of ''Wikipedia2001 A Space Odyssey|2001 A Space Odyssey''.

==Gallery==

FilePortal camera.jpg|Security cameras as seen in ''Portal''.
FilePortal early.jpg|Early Relaxation Vault in Test Chamber 00, with placeholder ''Half-Life 2'' props, and a ''Counter-Strike Source'' placeholder security camera above the rounded door.
FilePortal early camera.png|''Counter-Strike Source'' security camera model.
FileOverlay scrawlings005a.png|Ratman graffiti seen in Ratman Dens and maintenance areas of the Aperture Laboratories, with the sentence "She's watching you" referring to GLaDOS watching Test Subjects through the security cameras.
FileApertureScience.com screen3.png|Test chamber 00's Relaxation Vault seen through a security camera, along with a hacker message, as seen on ApertureScience.com.
FileWelded arm camera.jpg|Security Camera welded to a Aperture Science Multitasking Arm.


==List of appearances==
*ApertureScience.com {{1st}}
*''Portal''
*''Portal First Slice''
*''Portal Still Alive'' {{Nc}}
*''Portal 2''
*''The Final Hours of Portal 2''
*''Peer Review''

==References==
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CategorySecurity cameras
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CategoryScott Klintworth designs