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China ban import/export of pinhole spy cameras?

Heard some information today from a spy camera supplier in the Far East that the government of China are banning the import and export of pinhole spy cameras… Could be a very interesting move as the vast majority of covert surveillance equipment and particularly covert, hidden, pinhole spy cameras that are readily available in the UK are imported from Chinese manufacturers. If this is a blanket ban on the export of pinhole spy cameras from...

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Intelligent CCTV cameras

New intelligent CCTV cameras and surveillance cameras are being researched within the UK. These CCTV cameras, it will be hoped anyway, will be able to “lock on” to luggage that has been left alone aswell as suspicious behavioural patterns in  a bid to help curb terrorism. Full story and video clip here on the BBC news website.

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CCTV catches men picking on cagefighter in dress

CCTV cameras caught a couple of men starting a fight with a man in a dress.  They clearly did not know the guy in the dress was a cage fighter out on a stag night with the rest of his cage fighting team! Don’t really need to tell you who came out on top! Video footage and more details here.

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Dark winter nights drawing in, CCTV time?

As the cold, dark winter nights draw in many people begin thinking about home security, often adding a CCTV system to bolster home security. Whether it be adding a home CCTV system, improving and adding to door and window locks, putting up some outdoor lighting, making sure that lock on the back gate is working and, of course, ensuring that you garage or garden shed is secure. Obviously a great deterent is a home CCTV...

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Crime predicting CCTV cameras for buses

New CCTV cameras, designed to be fitted on buses, will apparently be able to predict a potential criminal before any crime has even taken place. The CCTV cameras will look out for suspicious behaviour – such as moving seats, closing in on another passenger, shouting at the driver, groups of young men together etc – and send live images back to control rooms whereby staff could intercede before anything untoward has taken place. At the...

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Jockey fire CCTV released

Two separate CCTV camera images of four people in the locality of the fire that killed two young jockeys have been released. The police are asking for the four people captured on CCTV to come forward urgently to help them piece together what happened to cause the fire. The police have arrested one suspect who is still on bail. Full BBC news story and CCTV images here.

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Clown and gorilla robbery CCTV released

CCTV camera images of a two man robbery on a pub in Manchester have been released. One man wore a gorilla mask and the other wore a clown mask. CCTV footage and story here.

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Ohio drive-thru theft caught by CCTV cameras

This is one of the strangest robberies I’ve seen caught by CCTV cameras. The car smashes through the front door of a shop, the driver then jumps out, steals a few things, jumps back in the car and smashes out through the back doors of the shop! Have a look at the CCTV footage here on the BBC website.

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Taxi CCTV cameras to reduce violence

A retired taxi driver from Jersey, who was left paralysed after being attacked in his cab, has called for car CCTV cameras to help reduce violence. Mr De La Haye has said that taxi CCTV is the only measure left to help curb violence and antisocial behaviour in cabs.  The Taxi Drivers Association for Jersey have said that several of their drivers are now looking to put CCTV cameras into their cars and the association...

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Burka robbery CCTV released – do you know this man?

Good luck catching this guy!  A man wearing a burka has robbed two travel agencies in the Luton area – the robber been caught on CCTV but as he’s wearing a burka it’s not particularly informative. On the 7th July and then on the 16th August a man wearing a black burka robbed First Choice in Dunstable and then Thomson in Luton. Full BBC story here along with the CCTV video footage

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