Nightclubs across England have used CCTV footage to catch a spate of young women being spiked during nights out across the UK.
Popular nightclub PRYZM spoke to The Tab and said: “We will start providing anti-spiking bottle stoppers and protective drink covers as soon as we can get more stock in, and each bar will have drink testing kits available.”
A spokesperson for Snobs has said: "Snobs has an excellent CCTV system with over 60 cameras plus 6 body-worn cameras on site. This is hopefully a deterrent against crimes and can be a positive tool in uncovering perpetrators.”
Students Martha Williams and Milly Seaford launched a nationwide campaign called; ‘Girls Night In’ and they plan to boycott clubs and bars in 43 university towns including Durham and Southampton over the next fortnight.
Statistics from the meta-analysis indicate that CCTV has decreased crime by 13% in car parks, deprived areas and control rooms compared to areas without CCTV cameras installed.
Evidence highlights that drug-related crimes had decreased by 20% whilst vehicle and property crime has reduced by 13% with the help of CCTV systems. The review further suggested that most offenders worry about getting caught on CCTV when committing crimes.
Clubs are legally permitted to install surveillance cameras on their premises, Club & Institute Union (CIU), Legal Consultant Allyn Walton outlined the key rules nightclub owners must follow when installing CCTV.
Walton said: “CCTV is very useful when it comes to crime prevention/detection internally involving members of staff and externally (e.g. the car park); enhancing the safety and security of your members and even access control BUT use it for nothing else unless it's lawful and reasonable.”
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CCTV Focus and Nightclub Owners
CCTV Focus provides custom-made CCTV packages perfect for nightclub owners looking to secure their business. Our team will carry out an assessment to determine the wants and needs of our clients. CCTV Focus’ engineers are trained to identify vulnerable points at your site and install the right CCTV Camera for you.
CCTV Focus would recommend the following Surveillance Cameras for a nightclub or an evening venue:
The 5MP HikVision CCTV Camera comes with a camera, hard drive, digital video camera, cable, power supply unit, male and female connections and a junction box.
CCTV Focus always includes a labour cost in our price.
The camera comes with a smart light up to 20m white light distance and records in colour 24/7. The camera has a fixed lens of 2.8mm and 2560x1944 resolution.
Our 2MP HiLook CCTV Camera has similar qualities to the camera mentioned above with a few ranging qualities.
The 2MP HiLook package includes: a camera, hard drive, digital video camera, cable, power supply unit, male and female connections and a junction box AND a shotgun cable.
This camera switches from day and night switch, which means during the day it has full Colour Vu and switches to night vision during the night or when placed in a dark venue or room.
The 2MP HiLook CCTV camera comes in 1920x1080 quality and has a 2.8mm, 3.6mm and 6mm fixed lens.
If any of these cameras have caught your eye then please give us a call on 0121 6951 199.
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