Poor quality CCTV prevents ID of London looters

August 9, 2011

It is a pity that poor picture quality from the many CCTV systems in London is affecting the positive identification of looters. For the police to just release 15 images today is surely a reflection of this.

Furthermore the burning of so many buildings has destroyed the CCTV systems – this could have been avoided had the CCTV systems considered resilience in their design. If resilience had been considered when these systems were designed the video images would have been recorded off site and would have been valuable evidence for the identification and prosecution of the arsonists.

CCTV as ever is all about the image quality and we take a closer look at the benefits that IP based CCTV can bring along with Megapixel cameras that improve image quality in the article “CCTV image Quality is everything”.