AlertSystems Respond to Report into East Grinstead CCTV

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Leading business security provider, AlertSystems, has responded to a report suggesting the success of CCTV in East Grinstead.

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Extensive coverage of an area or a business’ premises can prove valuable in the case of a crime, with footage able to help police further their investigations.

This is Sussex has reported the extent of CCTV systems in the town, as well as residents’ thoughts on the cameras in the article titled ‘East Grinstead CCTV Cameras Everywhere – and Shoppers Don’t Care’, published on November 18. The report has revealed that police in the area have 12 cameras installed throughout the town centre, with many businesses also having their own systems, meaning that a resident could be viewed by over 20 cameras while walking through the High Street and London Road in the town. This Is Sussex reports that residents seem happy for the cameras to be installed if crime rates are reduced.

The report indicates that it’s estimated that during the 2012/2013 financial year, CCTV provided evidence to police for a total of 49,878 incidents in the county, with this figure being an increase by 15% on the previous financial year.

A police spokesperson told This Is Sussex that:

“In addition to those figures, there are many other cases where CCTV has played a key role in research to assist successful prosecutions and getting justice for victims of crime. It can also work the other way, in that people who have been accused of a crime can then be exonerated due to the CCTV evidence. Right at the beginning of an investigation many victims of crime will want to know if the incident was captured on CCTV.”

As experts in commercial security systems, AlertSystems closely follow news in the industry and were interested in the recent release of these figures. A representative for the company offered their comments:

“It is welcome news that a report has been published into the number of CCTV cameras in an area, as well as residents’ reactions to their presence. While police may have CCTV monitoring systems installed throughout an area, businesses’ own CCTV security systems can complement the systems installed by police, helping to provide comprehensive coverage of the area.

Extensive coverage of an area or a business’ premises can prove valuable in the case of a crime, with footage able to help police further their investigations. This recent report highlights the extent to which CCTV can help with police investigations, with the installation of a CCTV camera able to provide vital evidence in incidences of crime which can help to further police investigations. With this in mind, the presence of CCTV can be reassuring to residents that, should a crime occur, systems are in place that could provide evidence to help bring those responsible to justice.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain over 5000 security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems. AlertSystems offers effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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