This has the accidental effect of letting us all know how much CCTV cameras cost. According to the council, training a camera on Oscar\’s cigarette would cost £175,000 over 10 years. The mind boggles, doesn\’t it? CCTV cameras are supposed to be a cost-effective way of fighting crime.
I appreciate that a certain amount of maintenance and upkeep will be required – but £17,500 a year?
How many of the things do we actually have around? 4.2 million?
Mmmmmm. £71 billion pounds a year on them? 5% of total GDP? Twice the military budget? The take from VAT?
There\’s one of two things going on here.
1) We\’re spending vastly too much on this technology.
2) The council is lying about the cost.
Your choice as to which.