Safety for all
In a society, there are going to be a wide range of groups who co-exist together. Some groups will be considered disadvantaged (in terms of being able to physically protect themselves from a threat) such as women, children and people with disabilities. CCTV cameras ensure that everyone has a sense that they will be safe, that someones' looking out for their well-being. As an example, women can feel secure when they are out and about at night because they know that if something happens the authorities will be instantly alarmed to the fact. Many crimes and acts of violent or abusive behaviour have been backed up by CCTV footage which has helped firstly to stop the criminal activity before it escalates, and secondly, successfully prosecute the offenders.
Children are protected: No one wants to imagine a world where children are hurt but this can happen. This is why surveillance cameras continue to rise in popularity especially around playgrounds and popular family destinations where many young children are present, such as theme parks. Each parent is concerned that their child is in a safe environment: cameras work to highlight safety at all times.
Businesses remain safe: If the 2011 London riots taught people anything, it was having CCTV is important (if not essential) for businesses whether that included your local butcher's shop or a chain store. Business owners want to create safe environments to work and create sustainable businesses that thrive. By using the correct CCTV security equipment, this can ensure safety and productivity within the workplace.