CCTV systems help drive down crime levels in West Lindsey

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The use of CCTV systems has had a positive effect in reducing crime across West Lindsey, a recent news report in the local newspapers has been able to suggest.

The new figures show that 2,384 incidents were monitored across West Lindsey on council-owned CCTV cameras last year, while also completing 242 reviews for the police to provide evidential footage and support criminal prosecutions.

Furthermore, 468 incidents were also detected by CCTV operators patrolling with the cameras, and 992 incidents were monitored by CCTV when someone called the police.

Councillor Angela Lawrence, member champion for safeguarding at the council, said: “Our CCTV cameras provide monitored public space in locations across West Lindsey.

“They are used in a number of ways to prevent and detect incidents of crime, public disorder, anti-social behaviour, theft and more. We regularly support police and our partners when searching for missing people, including those who may be vulnerable.

“In addition we work closely with shops, as part of our Shop Watch Scheme, which monitored 765 incidents in the same year.

“We use the latest CCTV technology to deliver high-quality surveillance that keeps people, property and our communities safe.”


One of the key elements enabling Stoke-on-Trent City Council to reduce security costs was remote monitoring.

At CCTV Surveillance, we can offer you this service. We have seen it save countless customers money just like the council due to less staff being needed on patrol and lower insurance costs.

The CCTV Surveillance monitoring centre is staffed 24/7 all year round by highly trained operators, all of whom share a passion for security. They can take immediate action on the video footage that they are alerted to, either by using the intercom link to warn away offenders or calling the police and specified keyholders.

Our top-range systems use the latest digital technology to provide real time viewing and control of cameras via a broadband connection. For further security and information gathering we can provide you with facial recognition software (including a revolutionary rapid deployment kit) and automatic number-plate recognition.

We provide several other security services as well as remote monitoring, such as our System Takeover, where we can take on the time and responsibility of running and maintaining your existing security system for you. All of our CCTV systems can also integrate with our access control systems. For example, this could allow the automatic opening or barring of doors if a certain person is picked up on the cameras.

If you are worried about the security of your premises, we can perform an in-depth assessment with a full spectrum penetration test which replicates real-life threats – everything from social engineering to lock picking and getting past alarms. We can also provide a smaller physical penetration-only test.

If you want to reduce security costs today, please contact us on or ring 01480 223955.

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