(PRWEB UK) 26 September 2013
According to a report published on the St Albans and Harpenden Review on September 19, the Community CCTV Annual Report for 2012 has shown that CCTV in the area allowed police to respond to 14 incidents each day on average. The report highlights that there were 4460 and 671 incidents in St Albans and Harpenden respectively.
Provided by St Albans District Council, the CCTV is installed with the aim to prevent anti social behaviour and crime, as well as assisting to locate missing people and help the appropriate authorities to respond to accidents. The article includes a recent example of the successful use of the CCTV where two men were arrested after the alleged theft of a woman’s handbag. Police were alerted to the incident after a CCTV operator noticed the men behaviour suspiciously, leading the operator to monitor their actions as items were removed from the woman’s handbag. Police were then able to arrest and charge the men.
Speaking of the CCTV, portfolio holder for community engagement and localism at the council, Councillor Beric Read, told the St Albans and Harpenden Review that:
“The system is used to help improve community safety by preventing and detecting crime or assisting with accidents or incidents of anti social behaviour. The Annual Report that is now available shows how our use of CCTV is bringing positive benefits to the district.”
Experts in CCTV security systems, AlertSystems understand the importance of installing sufficient security systems and how this can be a benefit to communities and businesses. A spokesperson for the company offered their comments:
“This recent report highlights the benefits of a CCTV security system installed in the community and the positive effect on the rates of crime due to CCTV can also be seen in businesses. When installed in a business, the camera can act as a crime preventative, as well as offering security to businesses and patrons. If a crime does unfortunately occur, police can use the CCTV footage as part of their investigations to identify those responsible and take the appropriate action.”
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.