72% of consumers would feel more secure if standard CCTV systems on British high streets were replaced with High Definition (HD) CCTV so clearer pictures could be obtained.
(PRWEB UK) 9 May 2013
According to new research by YouGov and Avigilon, 72% of consumers would feel more secure if standard CCTV systems on British high streets were replaced with High Definition (HD) CCTV so clearer pictures could be obtained.
The survey reveals that 38% of people feel safe in areas where they know CCTV is being used because it acts as a deterrent. A further 41% attribute the feeling of safety to the fact security forces can use the footage if anything were to happen.
In response to where respondents thought it was important to have CCTV that can clearly identify individuals, 82 percent of people chose transport hubs, 69 percent said football matches, 67 percent selected commercial buildings such as shopping centres, and 65 percent said public streets.
41 percent said that the use of CCTV has provided peace of mind, but only 20 percent said they have been able to use footage for a prosecution.
A spokesperson from AlertSystems:
“This research reveals some interesting information about the British public’s perception of CCTV. HD images are all around us, on our phones, tablets and televisions and the public expect CCTV to be no exception. Businesses are also now recognising that using HD CCTV surveillance is highly cost-effective and significantly increases the chances of a successful prosecution, it is no surprise that HD CCTV surveillance is quickly becoming established in the UK.”
AlertSystems are an Avigilon Certified Enterprise Solutions Partner and have been at the forefront of HD CCTV development in the UK. 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.