CCTV/ SURVEILLANCE Target Audience: -24-50 years -Mixed gender -Social class B and below Channel 4: -Wednesday 8.00pm Style: - Narrative
RESEARCH AND PLANNING Stands for Closed Circuit Television • The use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, often on a limited set of monitors • Opponents of CCTV point out the loss of privacy under surveillance, and the negative impact of surveillance on civil liberties• Arguments state that CCTV displaces crime, rather than reduces it. Critics often dub CCTV as „Big Brother surveillance‟• Positive views of CCTV camera have argued that the cameras are not intruding people‟s privacy as they are not watching private but public space where an individual‟s right to privacy can reasonably be weighed against the intended benefits of society• In 2007, Watchdog „Camera watch‟ claimed that the majority of CCTV cameras in the UK are operated illegally or are in breach of privacy guidelines Many types of CCTV camera‟s ( Eye in the sky which are primarily located on a high steel pole at airports, Dome CCTV cameras, A mobile circuit TV Van, IP also known as a easy connect wireless IP, stands for internet protocol and allows the public to view their cameras through any internet connection available through a computer or a 3G phone and a Wireless security camera Uses of security cameras can be crime preventing as in the case of James Bulger where his killers were caught on CCTV leading him away by his killersSurveillance cameras are most effective in parking lots where their resulted in a 51% decrease in crime where they are presen t Public transportation saw a decrease of 23% in crime when a CCTV camera was used on a bus, train or tram Ways in which CCTV is used: • Traffic monitoring • Transport safety• Control of Retail (selection of goods, moving goods, scanning good and control in the kitchens of fast food restaurants) • Criminal use (hidden cameras at ATM‟s can capture peoples pins)
SIMILAR DOCUMENTARIES http://www.everystepyoutake.org/ The investigative documentary “EVERY STEP YOU TAKE” digs deep into an entirelyBritish phenomenon: nation-wide video surveillance. It features formal interviews with police chiefs, CCTV managers as well as experts in the fields of surveillance research and data protection. Investigative research uncovers secrets that will make every responsible Briton worry. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aVpPHFt-_cHenry Porter embarks on a journey to look at the surveillance technologies being used in the UK and US today and what lies ahead. Henry also sees security expert Adam Laurie demonstrate how insecure many of these technologies are. 2006.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSiE8s36fEM&list=PL87F8AE8367574D4D&index=1 &feature=plpp_video From James Bond to Jason Bourne, the fictional world of spying is a world of danger and deception, glamour and lies. But how does the myth compare with the reality?