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Author Topic: A queston of security....  (Read 769 times)

Offline P-Kasso2

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A queston of security....
« on: 16 September, 2017, 08:01:25 AM »
I just read in a Lee Child novel that "London has a quarter of the whole world's supply of closed circuit cameras, all in one city".

This astonishing fact naturally kicked off a string of questions in my mind about Big Brother etc but the first of these questions has to be 'Is it true?'

I know London is peppered with official police cameras and private ones put up by shop keepers and businesses etc...but, a quarter of the whole world's supply of closed circuit cameras, all in one city?

Can anyone verify this for me? I cannot imagine that other major cities in America, Europe, Asia etc are slowcoaches when it comes to installing security cameras.

So, can anyone tell me if it is true that "one in four of the world's security cameras are packed into London"?  (Please say it isn't!)



And these are just the 'traffic' cameras in Central London. Click to enlarge.



« Last Edit: 16 September, 2017, 08:23:10 AM by P-Kasso2 »
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Re: A queston of security....
« Reply #1 on: 22 September, 2017, 09:29:01 AM »
I think I heard a stat saying that the UK has 5-6 million CCTV cameras - one for every 12 of us. Not sure how many are in London.

I think the UK has 20% of the worlds CCTV, too.

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Re: A queston of security....
« Reply #2 on: 22 September, 2017, 09:35:36 PM »
I think I heard a stat saying that the UK has 5-6 million CCTV cameras - one for every 12 of us. Not sure how many are in London.

I think the UK has 20% of the worlds CCTV, too.

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