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CCTV Closed-Circuit Television was designed by Walter Bruch in 1942 and was used for a German rocket test, something originally designed for rockets, that watches us every day.


Advantages and disadvantages of CCTV for the Public

20% of the worlds CCTV cameras are used in the UK

If you are assaulted or have your property stolen, it is your right to acquire a copy of the CCTV footage in that primacies. If you feel you are falsely accused it is your right to see the camera CCTV footage and acquirer a copy of it also.

Who is watching/monitoring this footage, they can see us but we can’t see them, a case in England where Two council CCTV camera operators was jailed for spying on a naked woman in her own home.

The people monitoring the footage also need to be monitored.

There is a code of practice, which is available from
The code of practice outlines that signs should be placed so that the public are aware that they are entering an area which is covered by a CCTV system. These signs should be clearly visible and legible, as well as other guide lines
Types of CCTV

Garda CCTV systems

Community CCTV

Commercial and Private CCTV

Public CCTV

How you can stay CCTV alert, Count how many CCTV cameras you see in one day or in an area, and see is there sufficient signs that says your on CCTV, and where they are pointing, if anything happens to you don’t be afraid to use CCTV to your advantage. Toilets, if you feel CCTV is invading your privacy contact your local authority.