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Interesting Facts About CCTV

There are 25 million CCTV cameras in operation worldwide, with 2.5 million in the UK

   The average citizen is caught on CCTV cameras 300 times a day
'In the past people didn't misbehave because they thought God was watching them. Today we've replaced an all-seeing God with the glassy eye of the camera.

'Almost every bank cash machine in the country uses CCTV to record you making your transaction - bet you can't see the camera !
The UK has more CCTV cameras per head of population than ANY other country.'

The largest single system of CCTV cameras is in Singapore Airport  - there are approximately 3,000 cameras in operation watching and recording everything that happens

Home Office guidelines recommend a minimum 120% size image for identification by CCTV to be permissible in court - this means that you should provide a view (of at least) from the head to the knees to outwit the arguments of a sharp barrister.

British government funded the growth of the world's largest CCTV network, had a total budget of £420m

Harrods London store has in excess of 500 CCTV cameras installed.

The largest CCTV system in the World is at Singapore Airport - 3,000+ cameras! 

£30M of funding for NHS CCTV schemes is soon to be fast tracked following recent unfortunate incidents in NHS hospitals.

Experts believe that as much as 67% of burglaries could be prevented if people had security cameras in their own homes.

Croydon has more CCTV cameras than New York

It is estimated that there are in excess of 4 million CCTV cameras in the UK.

London tube network is covered by as many as 11,000 cameras!

Cameras are increasingly invading the air above us - militaristic spy drones are being developed in association with police forces London's Metropolitan Police Force have approximately 200,000 cameras installed around the capital

Every time you go to an ATM, you're being filmed by CCTV cameras inside the machine, though they're incredibly hard to spot.

If the blossoming of CCTV networks proceeds without proper checks and regulations we will, one day, find ourselves in a society where surveillance exceeds the nightmare level described in Orwell's seminal account of a totalitarian society, 1984

The first CCTV camera ever created was used to watch the launch of the German V2 Rocket at Test Stand VII in 1942

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