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BBC CCTV debate: How successful are surveillance cameras?

By Drew Swainston on July 25, 2013

The age-old CCTV debate of security versus privacy is one that has rumbled on for years. BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live programme featured a segment debating CCTV. The overall topic was ‘security versus privacy’ but one very interesting side-bar to the debate was the claim from the camera’s critics that CCTV isn’t working.

Broadcaster James Whale argued that CCTV cameras are there for our safety and Brits should be proud of the surveillance which keeps us safe and protected from harm