"We're watching you" - CCTV cameras to issue verbal warnings to revellers

York Press: "We're watching you" - CCTV cameras to issue verbal warnings to revellers "We're watching you" - CCTV cameras to issue verbal warnings to revellers

CCTV cameras in Bridlington are to be used to emit audio messages and to challenge those behaving antisocially.

Staff monitoring the cameras will be able to “call out” to people they see acting irresponsibly and will also emit general messages about behaviour in the town centre.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council have teamed up with Humberside Police on the project, which will run over the Christmas period.

Sergeant Mark Shingles of Humberside Police, said he hoped to reduce violent crime, public order offences and antisocial behaviour.

He said: “It is hoped that by raising the profile of these CCTV cameras, people who are in the town and are considering misbehaving will know they are being watched because someone in the control room at the CCTV centre will actually speak to them directly via the audio capability within the CCTV units.

"It is therefore anticipated that they will reconsider their behaviour and stop what they are doing before the police are called to deal with these instances of anti-social behaviour."

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10:55am Fri 20 Dec 13

smudge2 says...

If they are anything like York CCTV half of them will be either not monitored or not working properly..
If they are anything like York CCTV half of them will be either not monitored or not working properly.. smudge2

11:45am Fri 20 Dec 13

powerwatt says...

This Press Release will give them almost a challenge to see if they can get a warning.
This Press Release will give them almost a challenge to see if they can get a warning. powerwatt

12:01pm Fri 20 Dec 13

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

This was tried in Middlesbrough a few years back, I witnessed a guy actually arguing with a camera on a pole, must be one of the funniest things I have ever seen.
This was tried in Middlesbrough a few years back, I witnessed a guy actually arguing with a camera on a pole, must be one of the funniest things I have ever seen. NoNewsIsGoodNews

2:33pm Fri 20 Dec 13

dsom73 says...

We've all rad 1984 haven't we? Good.
We've all rad 1984 haven't we? Good. dsom73

1:11am Sat 21 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

Didn't everywhere else do this three years ago?
Didn't everywhere else do this three years ago? Magicman!

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