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The Press and Journal: School’s spy camera stolen
Sunday 3 August 2008
“Theft leads to call for review of where CCTV is located. Thieves raided a north-east primary school – and walked off with its CCTV camera.”
Seems like the camera attracts crime, as well as deterring it!!!
"The missing device is said to be worth more than £1,000. The incident has triggered calls for a review of schools’ security cameras. Last night, a police spokesman urged any witnesses to get in touch. He said: “We believe the school was hit between Friday, July 25 and the following Thursday.”
Dont most CCTV come with time stamp data in corner, to record when the offence occurred and also records the pictures of those taking it? Bit of a clue for PC plod.
“One proposal was to erect a talking CCTV system at the school. The device, which would be linked to a loudspeaker, could be used to issue warnings to troublemakers.”
It should shout out loudly ‘Help I am being pinched’! Or fit them with SAT/nav chips!! Another waste of the public purse.