Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Market Harborough: Big Brother isn't watching you

From the Leicester Mercury:
Council owned CCTV cameras in a town centre have not been working properly for nearly six months according to anonymous sources. 
It is understood the 17-camera network in Market Harborough has experienced difficulties since the control room was moved last autumn. 
The equipment belongs to Harborough District Council which has refused to comment on the problems. 
The screens are monitored from within the police station in Leicester Road but the force is refusing to comment too.
The question, of course, is whether there has been any increase in crime or fall in detection rates in the town since the cameras stopped working.

If there has not, it suggests the council could save a lot of money by scrapping the system.

Or at least by replacing it with dummy cameras made from egg boxes and sticky-backed plastic.

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