Throughout the City of New York, the use of closed circuit television cameras for security surveillance, is becoming more and more common.
Throughout the City of New York, the use of closed circuit television cameras for security surveillance, is becoming more and more common. They are being used to protect goods in supermarkets, and guard railway stations, hospitals, streets, roads, and sub-way ticket booths.
One of America's biggest firms in the multi-million dollar electronic security business is A.D.T. Security systems of New York. The directors of the firm say that business is booming, and they claim that sales for the financial year seventy-three to seventy-four, were approximately sixty million dollars.
The firm also claims that the value of property lost throughout the United States due to vandalism and theft, is in excess of sixty billion dollars a year. Of that figure, about five billion dollars worth is lot by retail shops and supermarkets. The directors claim that the Equipment they produce includes a range of cameras and monitor television sets, that could easily be bought by small shopkeepers. A small system could be bought for about five hundred dollars.
Asked whether many people felt that peeping television cameras were an invasion of privacy the A.D.T. directors say that most individuals did not mind having systems installed, as long as it was for the welfare of the workers.