Doncaster, Home to Over 1700 CCTV Cameras
With more than 1,7000 CCTVs, Doncaster is one of UK's most monitored places.
10:52 31 October 2022
With more than 1,700 CCTV cameras, Doncaster has made it to the top 10 most monitored places in the United Kingdom.
New figures released by Big Brother show that Doncaster is currently the eighth on the list of British towns and cities with a large number of cameras. The first seven slots belonged to Hackney, Hillingdon, South Lanarkshire, City of Edinburgh, Portsmouth, Hammersmith and Fulham and Wolverhampton.
The report also reveals that some local authorities have increased the number of their cameras by up to 400per cent since 2019.
IronmongeryDirect spoke to Grant Fulton, CMC Operations Manager at Corps Monitoring, said: “As technology continues to advance, so too will the application of CCTV monitoring systems. Over the next few years, CCTV technology will improve our personal safety, the safety of our homes, businesses, assets, and far more."
Dominick Sandford, Managing Director at IronmongeryDirect, said: “CCTV is an integral part of modern-day society, and cameras have grown more commonplace in recent years as technology and connectivity have improved.
“The increases revealed in our research might raise privacy concerns, but generally CCTV benefits the safety and security of both the public and businesses, and the upwards trend is unlikely to stop anytime soon.”