CCTV: Criminals Caught on Tape

The whole world is under surveillance. Conspiracy theorists believe the worldwide implementation of CCTV technology is only to benefit of the government. Some allege “Big Brother” is using the footage to spy on unassuming citizens in order to obtain some level of world order.

While the theories could be accurate, in most cases the footage and images are extremely instrumental in solving crime and assist by identifying both victims & perpetrators.

CCTV footage or closed circuit television (CCTV) records images of people in certain public places including town centres, roads, airports, and on public transport.

CCTV images can be used as evidence in court and many of today’s criminal convictions are as a result of CCTV imagery.

Also did you know that you can request CCTV recordings of yourself?

Here’s how to request CCTV footage:

  1. two official certified documents, which together show your name, date of birth and current address.
  2. a recent full face photo of you.
  3. details of the footage you want to see, for example, the date, time and location.

Get in touch with the facility’s security department or general management team in order to initiate the request. If you are in need of traffic camera footage contact your local police or Department of Transportation.

Generally, most CCTV Footage gets stored for 90 days.


Author: brandycavalli

Today's post was by Brandy "Bee" Cavalli. Brandy is an international marketer, freelance writer based in Atlanta, GA.

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