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CCTV Will Alter the Intentions of Criminals

Thieves seek out easy targets. Even criminals make risk assessments and will pick locations they consider virtually risk free. According to a Home Office study, burglars are very likely to return to a property they have previously broken in to, if they consider getting caught low risk. They have successfully visited the property once, and…

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Are the Spies Amongst Us, For Us or Against Us

This year, I have received 3 photos from CCTV systems of my vehicle in a bus lane in Lambeth causing a traffic violation and 4 photos of my vehicle in the London congestion charge zone without paying the fee on the day. Now I’m afraid to open the post. This is when I agree that…

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Making CCTV Work For You

It is easy to end up with a CCTV installation which doesn’t meet your expectations because of a poor assessment of your requirements at the beginning. The first and most important question to be addressed with any CCTV system is What do I need to see? closely followed by Why do I need to see…

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Time, Gentlemen, Please!

Deputy Information Commissioner, David Smith was quoted in an SMT online editor’s View article about licensed premises being forced into installing CCTV in order to get a license for their premises. He said: “We recognise that CCTV plays an important role in the prevention and detection of crime, and can help to reduce criminality in…

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Is your CCTV a help or a hindrance?

Scotland Yard recently reported that less than one crime is solved for every 1,000 CCTV cameras in London CameraWatch Chief Executive, Gordon Ferrie says, “Of course, CCTV alone will not lead to a greater number of successful prosecutions. But when it is deployed correctly and effectively it can be a powerful piece in the evidence…

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Protecting your Employees with CCTV

William Hill PLC corporate responsibility report Protecting our employees We take the safety and security of our staff very seriously, particularly in our shops, and are committed to protecting the welfare of our staff as far as possible by taking proactive measures. Through our Security Department, we undertake regular risks assessments of all our shops,…

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5 things for perfect CCTV

1. Buy what you need. Every business has different CCTV needs. Some don’t need CCTV at all. Banks needs top level CCTV and a Barber Shop might need 2 good cameras only. Some businesses only need dummy cameras, and a dummy protected by sign. So before you get a quotation think what do I really…

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Wireless CCTV …..to be or not to be

CCTV Camera London are often asked about wireless CCTV transmission it would be so convenient to place cameras at the required locations, locate the digital video recorder at a suitable location and let the images drift over the airwaves without the burden of having to run any cables. This ideal is possible, sort of. The…

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Guidance on optimising your CCTV system

Recent events have highlighted the importance of close-circuit TV in identifying and prosecuting rioters and looters. Over 3000 people have been arrested so far, and video evidence will play a major part in securing convictions. For successful prosecution (and, therefore, for future deterrence) its vital that CCTV systems produce and record clear and unambiguous images.…

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Lessons to be learnt from Jamie’s kitchen. Secure your London Restaurants using CCTV security systems.

The restaurants operating in central London are subject to Westminster Council Hospitality regulations. Under these regulations, they have several restrictions on the type of service they can offer, food or drink they can serve, the opening times and even how they must protect their staff, premises, stock and most importantly their customers. Hence, a CCTV…

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