CCTV Installation Nationwide Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:17:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Out of date VHS CCTV system at Headcorn Station means car thieves are having the last laugh Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:16:09 +0000 An out of date VHS CCTV System installed in the early 2000′s is causing a major headache for a new breed of car owners using a station car park.

Because the system is so out of date, Police investigating the theft of a spare wheel from a user’s car could not “download” any images at all from the system.

David Hart had the emergency spare wheel stolen from underneath is new Land Rover Discovery. He contacted Southeastern Rail to report the incident to their CCTV controllers, but unfortunately for him, the new DVR based system is not due to be installed for another 2 weeks.

David Hart shown in front of the VHS CCTV cameras

David Hart shown in front of the VHS CCTV cameras

The Police have informed Mr Hart that there is no evidence because they simply do not have the technology to view the old tapes.

Mr Hart said: “I’m not worried about a spare wheel. I’m thinking of what could happen to young ladies late at night.

“You are under the impression you are safe because of these cameras but you are not. It is a joke.

“It is such an old system that police couldn’t get anything off it.”

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Coventry vandal is caught on restaurant CCTV system Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:46:20 +0000 A vandal was caught damaging a Coventry cafe/restaurant in the early hours of the 8th July 2014.

The yob smashed windows of the Country Crust Tea Rooms in the Canal Basin area with what looks like a 2×4 wooden plank or a baseball bat.

Coventry CCTV

After his smashing spree, the vandal makes off on foot towards Drapers Fields. Police from the area are quick to reassure residents and business owners that vandalism like this is still very rare. Do you recognise the man in the picture? If so call Coventry Police on 101 or e-mail

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CCTV images released of three armed robbers who raided a McDonalds in Manchester. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:35:39 +0000 A gang of gun-toting yobs who staged a late night raid at a Manchester Mcdonalds have been caught on CCTV.

The trio of robbers burst into a Mcdonald’s on Oxford Road at 10.55pm on 5 June.

McDonalds CCTV Footage

With one of the gang wielding a shotgun, the gang threatened one of the employees, pointing their gun directly at them.

After threatening staff, one of the masked robbers dived over the counter in an attempt to snatch money from the till.

However, when the gang were unable to break into the till they fled the fast-food restaurant empty handed.

Customers were present inside the Mcdonald at the time, and police have now released CCTV images in an attempt to encourage anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Constable John Seaton, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “We have released some really clear images of the robbery today in the hope that people will be able to identify them.

“Thankfully no-one was hurt but it would still have been a scary incident to have witnessed.”

Anyone with information in being asked to contact police on 0161 856 4223.

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Caught on CCTV: Builder sacked after urinating in client’s garden Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:20:32 +0000 A builder who was caught on CCTV relieving himself as he worked to fix a clients fence has been sacked.

Tracey Croft, 43, had installed CCTV on her Dartford premises after she suspected that the builders she was employing were not doing a proper job.

But to her surprise, the footage revealed that one of the builders in question had been spending some of his time urinating against her garden fence.

CCTV footage also revealed how the builder had dropped cigarette butts on her patio and needlessly traipsed mud across her back yard.

Speaking about her shocking discovery, Miss Croft said: “’I was totally disgusted at the disrespect. He didn’t ask if he could go to the loo – if he had, I would have let him use the toilet.”

Upon discovering what had been going on in her garden, Miss Croft used the CCTV footage she had obtained as evidence in her complaint to Dartford Borough Council, the body through which she currently rents her property.

The contractor  has subsequently sacked the guilty builder and offered Miss Croft £200 in compensation.

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CCTV: Urmston street fight break out Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:43:36 +0000 Police have released CCTV images of a street brawl in Urmston, Manchester, as they appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Footage shows how a violent altercation broke out in broad daylight, with those involved spilling out into a busy main road at 7.30pm on Monday, 14 April.

The shocking video shows how cars had to swerve out of the way of those involved in the fight as the debacle unfolded.

The fights appears to have broken out after a drunk man approached a gang of youths on Fixton Road.

After exchanging words with the gang, one member of the group squared up to the man. Punches were then thrown and the ensuing melee began with another man rushing to the aid of his drunk friend.

Police have now arrested a 37-year-old man with affray.

Speaking about the incident, Pc Clare Robinson of Urmston Police said: “The fight spilled into the street and a number of those involved were a hair’s breadth away from getting mown down by passing motorists.

“They have not given a second thought to the alarm and distress this caused to those nearby and I want the public’s help to identify all involved.”
Anyone witnesses, or anyone with information about the parties involved, are being urged to contact Urmston Police on 0161 856 7655.

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How to view CCTV on iPhone? Wed, 21 May 2014 14:17:52 +0000 A question we get asked a lot is How to view CCTV on an iPhone? This is a very easy process, as long as your DVR recorder box (the part of your CCTV system that records footage) is modern and accepts such a process.

Older tape systems, or even DVR recorders that are more than say 3 years old do not have this feature. Many modern DVR’s are set up to allow you to connect them to the internet and then you can log in via your iPhone to view CCTV footage directly.

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If you’d like a quote to see how much a compatible system would be, or even an upgrade to an older system – call us on 0800 211 8310.

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CCTV cars lead to £312 million increase in traffic fines Mon, 19 May 2014 10:44:49 +0000 The increased use of CCTV cars across Britain has led to £312 million worth of traffic fines being collected over a 5 year period.

The figure was released following an freedom of information request by campaign group Big Brother Watch.

Example of one of the hundreds of CCTV spy cars now used

Example of one of the hundreds of CCTV spy cars now used

58 local authorities across the country are using car-mounted CCTV surveillance, an 87% increase since 2009.

Camden in North London secured the most money from CCTV road surveillance, receiving £36 million over a five-year period, with 4 other London boroughs taking a place in the top 5 positions.

This latest revelation appears to have reignited the debate about whether car-mounted CCTV serves as a revenue-raiser or a tool for ensuring public safety.

Emma Carr, Deputy Director of Big Brother Watch, said: “The use of CCTV and spy cars for parking enforcement should be banned.”

However, Councillor Peter Box, Chair of the Local Government Association, spoke out in defence of car-mounted CCTV.

He said: “Road safety campaigners, schools, disability and pedestrian charities and councils have all come together to warn the Government that banning CCTV parking enforcement will put school children and disabled pedestrians at risk and worsen road safety.”

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CCTV: Ghost attack caught on camera Fri, 16 May 2014 10:33:52 +0000 Incredible CCTV footage has emerged of what appears to be a ghostly apparition dragging a man across a corridor floor.

CCTV shows the unsuspecting man striding down a hallway before a dark shape materialises in front of him, knocking him to the ground.

The man, wearing jeans and a dark hooded top, is then dragged along the corridor by his right foot before the sinister shadow seemingly dissolves into thin air.

Terrified, the man clambers to his feet and sprints away from the scene of the paranormal disturbance.

Real or fake?


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