Ed Driscoll

Scotland Yard: Put Closed-Circuit TV In Every Home

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“Put CCTV in EVERY home: Householders should help us trap burglars, says Scotland Yard chief,” according to the London Daily Mail:

Homeowners should consider fitting CCTV to trap burglars, the country’s most senior police officer declared yesterday.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said police forces needed more crime scene footage to match against their 12million images of suspects and offenders.

And he called on families and businesses to install cameras at eye level – to exploit advances in facial recognition technology.

But privacy campaigners condemned the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s suggestion.

‘The proposals on increasing the amount of privately owned CCTV cameras are quite frankly Orwellian and risk turning members of the public into an extension of the police,’ said Renate Samson of Big Brother Watch.

Still though, it ought to be an excellent method to help England get back into better shape.

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If only there was some other method available to defend one’s home…