Blind eyes watching

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

  • Anyone who knows me will know my deep hatred of the overuse of CCTV cameras that spy on us all as we go about our business. I hate them because they serve as little more than urban decoration. Like a lot of modern day security measures they don’t actually provide any real security, but instead the illusion of security.

    People don’t behave any better because there is a camera watching them. In fact, there is considerable evidence that shows CCTV is largely ineffective in crime prevention and detection.

    I cannot stand CCTV cameras and the entire business of ‘security theatre’ that we so often have no choice but to play along with.