AlertSystems Respond to Retailers Warning of Crime Rises if CCTV is Cut

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Leading business security provider, AlertSystems, has responded to retailers in Weymouth and Portland unhappy about cuts to CCTV coverage.

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Borough councils are facing budget cuts and have outlined plans to cut spending on CCTV surveillance by £100,000.

Retailers in Weymouth and Portland have voiced concern that crime could increase in the area if proposals by the council to cut round the clock CCTV monitoring are passed.

Borough councils are facing budget cuts and have outlined plans to cut spending on CCTV surveillance by £100,000. The move would see current twenty-four hour monitoring cut in half – with only the most active hours observed.

Retailers in the area are worried this could result in a rise in crime and vandalism, tarnishing the area’s reputation as a tourist spot. They are worried that if anything occurs, there will not be a quick response without the observation and action of the CCTV monitoring team.

A spokesperson from AlertSystems said:

“A reduction in CCTV monitoring is understandably for retailers. Security systems are a necessity for towns and the retailers within them to help maintain the safety of the general public as well as businesses. CCTV provides a way to monitor any criminal activity and provide the proof and information to find and prosecute those responsible.”

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 and Avigilon CCTV security systems. AlertSystems offers effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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