Evaluation of CCTV in the London Borough of Lewisham

This paper reports on an evaluation of the town centre CCTV scheme in the London Borough of Lewisham. The study was conducted in 2003 and 2004, and looked at the scheme’s operation in the years 1996 to 2004. The evaluation was conducted by a mixture of process evaluation (examination of the implementation and management of the scheme) and impact evaluation […]

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The Home Office – Assessing the Impact of CCTV

This report was produced by Professor Martin Gill and a team of researchers from the University of Leicester for the Home Office and evaluates 13 Closed Circuit Television Camera (CCTV) projects (comprising 14 separate systems) implemented in a range of contexts, including town centres, city centres, car parks, hospitals and residential areas. The projects were funded under Phase 2 of […]

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A short evaluation of the (economic) benefits of the Milton Keynes CCTV System in managing police resources

This provides a summary of the findings from a research project looking at the economic and efficiency benefits to the police and the wider criminal justice system of a CCTV system in Milton Keynes. The study found a wide range of benefits, some of which were costed to determine a return on investment. It is clear that CCTV offers a […]

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Transport Case Study: Evaluation of Live CCTV on Buses

Who for: A transport organisation. Methods: Literature review, evaluation using 5I’s method and ‘realist’ evaluation of context, the collection and analysis of incident data from bus routes, stakeholder interviews with 16 stakeholders at various levels, interviews with 37 bus drivers, and qualitative analysis of interview data. Description: Perpetuity was commissioned to undertake an evaluation of a six-month trial using live CCTV on a […]

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Report Launch: Covid-19 and the implications for the security sector: what happened and what has been and is being learned?

Today the latest report from the Security Research Initiative is published – ‘Covid-19 and the implications for the security sector: what happened and what has been and is being learned?’ 83% of respondents felt that overall security had performed well in the crisis. 74% agreed or strongly agreed that security professionals have developed new skill sets that will be invaluable […]

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Maximising Public Benefits of Automated Alarms

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has published findings of new industry research undertaken by Perpetuity Research into the benefits and challenges of automating confirmed alarm signalling from Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) to police control rooms. The research – conducted via an online survey and extensive one-to-one interviews with a wide range of industry professionals including representatives from Alarm Receiving Centres […]

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Benchmarking Loss Prevention

There is a new report out today which provides a view of the state of loss prevention from those who are in charge of it. Leading loss prevention managers have contributed to this report. It shows that while organised crime is perceived to be a more significant problem now than in the past, the aggravating factor appears to be a […]

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