CCTV is considered by some to be one of the most useful modern tools to help combat crime and disorder while enhancing safety in the community and discouraging anti-social behaviour.
Others regard it as a grave infringement of privacy and have concerns over the 'surveillance society' and the number of CCTV camera in use across the UK
Staffordshire Police insists that CCTV is a valuable asset in the fight against crime. Not only does it help in solving crimes and prosecuting offenders it can also assist in directing officers to incidents.
They say public support for CCTV security cameras in Staffordshire is high and that people generally appreciate the value of CCTV is preventing and detecting crime.
Councils in Staffordshire accept that everyone has the right to private and family life and that people who express concern over CCTV installations tend to be as much concerned about the handling of the data collected than of the security systems themselves.
Staffordshire CCTV systems operated by public bodies must not only be used with the utmost care but also in ways that stand up to scrutiny and stay accountable to those they aim to protect.
Many Staffordshire communities lobby for the installation of CCTV in areas where anti-social behaviour is an issue, and it is thought that more than 200 cameras are in use 24-hours-a-day across Stoke-on-Trent alone.
CCTV cameras have been employed in Staffordshire to monitor car parks and as a way of tackling vehicle theft, criminal damage and even littering.
Crown Securities UK has a team of proficient CCTV installers who can help design, build and install an efficient CCTV camera network at your home or business premises throughout the Staffordshire area.
We offer free advice on the installation of a CCTV network for your home or business, from small and straightforward camera networks to advanced multi-camera systems. For a no-obligation quote simply ring out FREEPHONE NUMBER: 0800 019 1131 at any time.
We can help you protect your home and property with a custom designed and CCTV camera system installation or carry out repairs, upgrades or extensions to existing camera security networks.
We install CCTV systems throughout Staffordshire including Biddulph, Burntwood, Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Cheadle, Kidsgrove, Leek, Lichfield, Newcastle under Lyme, Rugeley, Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford, Tamworth and nearby towns and villages.
CCTV can be used to not only to prevent crime but for domestic uses too, notably when linked to door entry access systems. In the home, children and pets can be monitored to help keep them safe, while at work sensitive areas can be watched and access controlled with surveillance cameras and access keys.
Take care that your CCTV does not operate beyond the boundaries of your property, such as neighbouring gardens or the street as the data collected will be subject to the Data Protection Act.
CCTV cameras that capture even limited views of public space must be registered with the Information Commissioner's Office. Owners and operators of cameras must also be aware they may be subject to many of the same regulations as larger organisations.
For more advice on what this means for you and what you should do to make sure that you operate your system legally, you can check on the Information Commissioner's website.
Crown Securities UK CCTV installation covers all areas of Staffordshire including Audley, Armitage, Biddulph, Bilbrook, Burntwood, Burton-upon-Trent, Cannock, Cheadle, Cheddleton, Codsall, Eccleshall, Great Wyrley, Hednesford, Kidsgrove, Kinver, Leek, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Penkridge, Perton, Rugeley, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Stone, Tamworth, Uttoxeter, Wombourne and more.