Archive for February 6th, 2012

February 6th, 2012

A step too far?

Posted in The Job - Comment, Videos by 200

Whether you agree with CCTV cameras or not, they do provide hours of entertainment, and whilst they may not prevent everything they are there to deter, they do provide valuable evidence after the fact.

Camden Council in London have installed some new CCTV cameras on one of their housing estates. I’ve often thought how useful a camera with a loudspeaker would be, if only to shout out  to a couple that their shagging is now being watched live by 30 control room staff. It seems Camden had a similar idea as their new cameras talk. Well, they play a prerecorded message.

Check out the video to see what you make of the message.

Personally, I think the resident has a point. I think talking CCTV with dumb (i.e. controller-less) messaging will probably do more harm than good.