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2016: As councils face further cuts to their budget, austerity measures are resulting in many CCTV cameras being switched off. With “CCTV Turn Off” becoming more common, the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) is concerned that crime reduction efforts will be reversed as criminals return to areas which no longer have CCTV in operation. This could affect local businesses dramatically with increases in damage to their property overnight and also local residents’ vehicles being targeted. Property owners can no longer rely on local council security measures, so are encouraged by Police officials to take responsibility for their own video surveillance security. Outdoor or indoor home security cameras, like the award winning and affordable Y-cam Indoor HDS can be set up easily to allow local businesses and residents to protect their property against crime cost effectively.

CCTV Turn Off Leaves Businesses and Residents Vulnerable

Although the National...

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