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Union issues safety warning as Glasgow ‘slashes’ number of CCTV staff


Glasgow City Council has halved the number of staff it employs to monitor CCTV cameras in order to cut costs.

AI cameras installed in Birmingham to catch fly-tippers


Birmingham City Council has installed three new artificial intelligence (AI) CCTV cameras in a bid to tackle fly-tipping.

Kent councils drop CCTV company over genocide accusation


A number of local authorities in Kent have decided to stop using CCTV made by a company whose technology is allegedly linked to the Uyghur genocide in China.

Call for clarity on local government's use of Hikvision surveillance cameras


Local government minister, Michael Gove, has been urged to clarify his position on buying surveillance cameras from tech company Hikvision.

Areas chosen to share Safer Streets Fund


The Government has announced the 40 areas that will share more than £18m to make streets safer and crack down on neighbourhood crime.

Time for a council tax precept to fund CCTV


The crisis in funding for CCTV systems is not being addressed by the government or the police and is leading to the curtailment of this vital service in local authorities across the country. How can we ensure that communities that want this service continue to receive it, asks Tom Reeve.

Safer streets fund doubled after death of Sarah Everard


The Government has doubled the Safer Streets fund to provide better lighting and CCTV following the death of Sarah Everard.

Councils get new powers to tackle misuse of cycle lanes


Local authorities will be given the power to use CCTV to fine drivers who misuse mandatory cycle lanes, the Government has announced.

Facing up the future?


Sue Chadwick urges local authorities to think hard before using Automatic Facial Recognition technology on publicly owned land and buildings.

From Safe to Smart: How traditional CCTV can enhance your Smart Cities plan


Mike Pannell describes how security can be at the heart of a Smart City programme.

Creaking camera calamity creeps up on Calderdale


Calderdale MBC realised it needed to replace its old surveillance system, which it had been relying on to keep citizens safe & reassured since 2003.

Rugby World Cup kicks off surveillance conversion in Gloucester


Gloucester City Council's camera network and control room was nudging 15 years old, so wasn’t in the rudest of health when the big news broke: Gloucester would be host city of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Council installs CCTV after library sex incident


Isle of Wight Council has been forced to upgrade security measures at a local library after a couple were caught having sex among the bookshelves.

Councils urged to share how they are using CCTVs


Local authorities have been urged to pro-actively share information about how they use surveillance camera systems under a new national strategy.

Council to introduce body-cams after assault accusations


Colchester council is rolling out the use of body cameras for members of staff who deal with the public after a council employee was accused of assaulting a rough sleeper.

Cornish towns launch ‘ground breaking’ CCTV project


Eight West Cornwall town councils are cooperating to launch a ‘ground breaking’ CCTV project to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

Westminster authority to abandon CCTV because of budgetary pressures


A London council is considering scrapping its CCTV network due to Government cuts.

New surveillance technology 'threatens privacy' despite decline in CCTV numbers


Councils have halved spending on CCTVs since 2012, but they could soon be updating to new surveillance technologies, warns Big Brother Watch.

CCTV a 'great earner' for councils claims report


The number of councils using CCTV to catch motorists committing traffic offences has risen by 76% since 2012, according to

Councils reminded of responsibilities when using CCTV


Local authorities have been reminded of their duty to comply with the surveillance camera code of practice when using CCTV in public spaces.

The argument against a blanket ban on CCTV parking cameras


Why CCTV makes a vital contribution to effective traffic enforcement

Are the lights going out for town centre CCTV?


Find out which councils are becoming more savvy about their CCTV systems

Councils accused of raising £312m from parking CCTV


Council chiefs were again forced to defend use of CCTV for parking enforcement, after campaigners claimed town halls used the technology to rake in £312m in fines.

CCTV parking ban puts children at risk, council chiefs warn


A ban on CCTV parking cameras would worsen road safety and endanger schoolchildren, council chiefs, charities and campaigners have warned.

Keeping watch on CCTV


What the Government’s new Surveillance Code of Practice means for local authority CCTV.

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