12 June, 2007
In order to increase the effectiveness of their town CCTV cameras South Tyneside Council has commissioned 2020 Vision to incorporate a public address system.
The introduction of voice broadcast speakers which enable CCTV operators in the Control Room to challenge and warn miscreants that they are being monitored on CCTV, thereby reducing antisocial behaviour and minor criminal offences.
The town centre cameras are part of the 81 public space cameras covering the borough of South Tyneside.
Peter Houlis, Managing Director of 2020 Vision said: ” We have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship with South Tyneside Borough Council, which started in 1993 with the installation of the first six cameras.They have always been proactive and successful in the use of CCTV in the war against crime. This further improvement can only increase the benefits CCTV has brought to the quality of life for those living, working and visiting South Tyneside”.
12 June, 2007
The UK is a surveillance society with an estimated 14.2 million CCTV cameras, one for every 14 people.
CCTV has become common place in virtually every town and city and is seen as one of the nation’s weapons in the war against crime.
Worryingly, ‘camera watch’, a new national advisory body for this industry which has the backing of the police and Information Commissioners Office, claims that up to 90% of CCTV installations are illegal and fail to comply with the Information Commissioners UK CCTV code of practice.
If CCTV is to continue to gain public support, aid the police in crime investigations and provide admissible evidence in court, it is essential that systems are implemented and operated to the highest standards.
2020 Vision have demonstrated via ISO 9001 and the third party inspection by the SSAIB and various focus CCTV experts, that we have the experience and expertise to efficiently implement major CCTV projects which comply with the relevant legislation and codes of practice.
Our membership of the CCTV user group attests to our commitment.
Based upon the new article printed in the Times 31st May 2007.