posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 06:19 AM
Ok tell me if I'm wrong in anyway
I've been operating CCTV cameras for about 8 years now, no denying it camera technology has improved in a crazy way, from static cameras to moving
360 degrees zooming in and out to face reading cameras. During my time as a CCTV operator I have solved missing person incidents (some being
children),I've aided in murder investigations, I've aided in rape investigations, I've aided in theft investigations ranging from stolen vehicles
to stolen dogs and I've also tracked the last movements of a suicide victim.
Also I know for a fact I am not asked to use my cameras to spy on certain people, when I sit there watching the cameras I don't use them to follow
people for no reason. If I do follow someone and that person seems to be doing nothing out of the ordinary then nothing happens I love onto the next
person who may be let's say breaking the law.
I said this in another thread about drone spying .. Lets say your in a busy street lets say Oxford street (that's a popular shopping g street in
London), I went there the other day for January sale shopping with the other half. Now there were hundreds of people. So lets say along the street
there are 100 cameras (for your info that's not a fact so don't flame me) and lets say there are 500 people in this street. The cameras CANNOT watch
everyone, so to think that you are being spied on 24/7 is an absolute joke. The same goes for drones, lets say a drone over a small city has 5 cameras
on it, the population of the small town is say 500,000. To assume that this drone is spying on EVERYONE is absurd. It is impossible to watch
So my personal conclusion as a CCTV operator .. Yes there are alot of cameras but to claim we are being watched is stupid. Also I am operate up to 160
cameras but if I was to sit there, due to having not enough space on our DVRs there are only 32 cameras permanently recording. So not all cameras are
actively recording, if you go Ito a shopping centre or a large city centre you might see loads of cameras but not all might be active
Secondly .. Some cameras are not viewed by people. Some cameras are there to be let's say recording an entrance to a building may be recording who is
entering and leaving but the camera isn't being viewed by anyone it only gets viewed if someone was to happen in that area.
So finally as many people have said why worry about cameras if you have noting to hide and be next time you have someone attack you, break into your
property or steal your car/motorbike/dog or you have a missing loved. Don't go crying to someone and argue that there should be CCTV in place. Some
people are far too paranoid