The same studies that found that cameras reduced property damage state that being watched does nothing to stop public crimes of passion. Also, just because crime was reduced in an area with a prevalent camera presence, that doesn’t mean that the crime has been deterred. 22 more words
As evidenced by the above points, there are good reasons for the use of security cameras in private businesses and as a premeditated-crime deterrent. Now let’s look at the negative aspects of CCTV cameras in public areas.
It’s hard to measure the success of CCTV cameras because their aim is largely preventive. One significant advantage to using CCTV cameras that we’ve seen in the past two decades is the use of surveillance cameras in retail stores. 20 more words