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Alert message sent 19/10/2021 16:38:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch

A recent court case highlighted the importance of following ‘the rules’ when installing CCTV. But it is a technology that has already contributed a great deal of information to Thames Valley Police and added security to our communities.  Video doorbells particularly have enabled a step-change in doorstep security, and they have provided a great deal of invaluable criminal intelligence to the law enforcement authorities.

However, the recent case - where the Judge found in favour of a complainant – clearly showed how not to use CCTV.  In this particular case the cameras were judged to be intrusive, damaged the neighbour’s privacy, and no remedial changes were made despite repeated requests. So, this should not be seen as ‘CCTV causing problems’, but ‘incorrect usage causing problems’.  

Neighbourhood Watch recommends the use of video doorbells and similar CCTV security – when correctly installed and positioned – as these devices both add security to individual homes and function as a deterrent to criminals across a wider area.

You may wish to consider purchasing some stickers warning that a CCTV camera is in operation and there are some listed on Ebay.   Link below:

I am attaching an updated list of discounts that are available to you all.  

Best wishes

Angela Money BEM
Neighbourhood Watch

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Angela Money (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley, West Berkshire LPA)
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