Budget cuts lead to massive CCTV switch offs across England and Wales
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Budget cuts for local authorities across England and Wales are leading to cameras being switched off to save money, a recent news report has been able to suggest.
Unlike other services councils are legally required to deliver, CCTV is a “non-statutory service,” which means it’s at each council’s discretion. And hard pressed to implement significant cuts, councils are more likely to protect other vital services and forego CCTV.
A large number of local authorities across the country have decided to reduce the number of cameras they monitor or scrap the systems altogether. Some of them do consider bringing them back should the level of crime go up, but the budget cuts which are set to continue well into the next few years will certainly not help.
Unfortunately, while deploying latest-generation cameras capable of providing better coverage could mitigate some of these effects, it is quite likely that companies of all sizes will have to start deploying their own private CCTV systems instead of relying on public ones for security. And this is specifically where CCTV Surveillance can help.
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