Mittwoch, 28. August 2013

CCTV cameras are privately owned In UK

When CCTV is used, drivers only find out they have been caught when a fixed penalty ticket drops through their letter box some time later, making it harder to challenge the fine.More than 300 councils in England have the power to keep income raised from fines and charges. But the law says they can only do so to ease congestion and control traffic.

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There are 70 times more privately owned surveillance cameras in the UK than government ones, a new study has revealed. The research found that Britain has a total of 5.9 million cameras and called for better regulation of privately owned devices.

Some 70,000 cameras run by the British police and authorities make “perhaps only 1.2 to 1.7 per cent” of the overall number of CCTV cameras in the UK, the study reads. The research was conducted for the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), according to the Evening Standard.

According to the research, cameras that are in public control include more than 10,000 CCTV units(sony FCB-EX1020P ,sony FCB-EX11DP ) installed by the police and some 60,000 more controlled by local authorities across Britain.

The London Tube network alone has 13,000 cameras, with an average of 52 cameras per station. The study estimates that between 290,000 and 370,000 cameras are run by state schools.

But the majority of surveillance cameras in Britain are privately owned. The study claims that some 2.7 million CCTV sony FCB-EX980P cameras are owned by private businesses and individuals.

But the overall number of cameras is likely to stir the heated debate surrounding the UK’s so-called “surveillance society,” just one year after the Protection of Freedoms Act was imposed and days after the introduction of a surveillance code of practice for public CCTV systems. Both legislations include the regulation of state cameras.

There are currently no rules governing the use of private CCTV sony camera the highest zoom cameras. However, surveillance camera commissioner Andrew Rennison recently hinted that the government may have to address the growing trend of homeowners setting up CCTV systems on their properties. Private surveillance cameras can cause “upset” to neighbors, Rennison told The Daily Telegraph.

Montag, 26. August 2013

Review Value Of CCTV Cameras

A REVIEW of North Somerset's CCTV camera system is to be carried out to assess its effectiveness and value for money.

A North Somerset Council scrutiny panel is to carry out the fact-finding mission after concerns were raised about the effectiveness of the 142 cameras operating across the district, 70 of which cover public spaces while the others are in car parks or public buildings.

The system costs the authority £330,000 per year to run. All the cameras are monitored from a control room at Weston-super-Mare Town Hall, which is staffed 24 hours a day.

The majority of the cameras are in the district's four main towns – Weston, Clevedon, Nailsea and Portishead. Weston has 41 cameras, Nailsea 12, Clevedon nine and Portishead six. There are two in Congresbury.

In Nailsea the cameras cost the town council £16,000 a year and in Portishead the bill is £7,500, a proportion of which goes to North Somerset towards the cost of monitoring and maintaining them.

Town councils receive a monthly report detailing the incidents monitored by control-room staff, including anything from dangerous driving and assaults to missing persons.

Concerns have been raised about the effectiveness of the cameras, whether evidence is being captured and whether it is good enough quality to be used by police to convict offenders.

This summer a vandal attack on flower baskets in Portishead – right under one of the town's cameras – was not captured due to a fault.

Scrutiny panel chairman councillor David Pasley said: "We have always thought that closed-circuit television is a good thing to have to help reduce crime and make people feel safe.

"There have been times when incidents have happened under the eye of cameras and we were told that the cameras did not pick them up.

"We will look at whether we need to improve the service and whether there are enough staff and enough monitoring of the cameras to make sure they are an effective use of taxpayers' money.

"We want to hear the public's views as it is taxpayers who are funding the operation of the cameras. We want to know whether people feel safer as a result of cameras, what improvements could be made or whether they feel cameras are a waste of money."

Avon and Somerset police spokeswoman Niamh Byrne said: "CCTV is a common line of police investigation and can have huge value evidentially when used in conjunction with other investigative methods. It can be used to trace the movements of suspects or victims and can be invaluable in identifying witnesses."

In the past year CCTV footage captured in North Somerset was used in investigations 726 times.

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