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February 25, 2016

Which London Underground Station Has The Most CCTV Cameras?

By AAI Security

CCTV cameras are a common feature of modern day society in London, from airports and shops to car parks and busy streets, monitoring people’s movements in the fight against crime. One such area where security cameras are in abundance is throughout the sprawling London Underground network, where they are positioned on platforms, in corridors, across ticket offices and entrances, as well as inside the trains themselves. There is a total of 15,516 CCTV Cameras in the London Underground An article from The Guardian from 2011 claimed that there is a CCTV camera for every 32 people across the UK, and that ratio…

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August 25, 2015

Police Burglary Attendance to be Phased Out

By AAI Security

Feeling safe and secure in our own homes is a priority for us all, and many of us would assume that it’s a priority that’s shared by the authorities. In the unfortunate event of a break-in occurring, the natural first step is to contact the police, who would usually attend the scene to assess the crime and gather evidence. However, recent developments might mean that this procedure is about to change. According to the new head of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Sara Thornton, officers may no longer attend burglaries if there is no current threat to public safety at the…

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July 28, 2015

Safeguarding London Through CCTV

By AAI Security

As a highly effective component in any crime prevention equipment setup, closed circuit television systems are in place throughout London with the aim of increasing security. CCTV Benefits for London While alarms act as a visual and audible deterrent to both prevent crime and halt a criminal act in progress, CCTV adds another layer of dissuasion. By altering a criminal’s perceptions regarding their chances of being captured after committing an offence, having with CCTV in operation categorically lowers illegal activity in areas covered by surveillance cameras than those that aren’t. This is especially pertinent in some parts of London, where crime…

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May 16, 2015

Crime Movies Filmed in London

By AAI Security

For centuries, London has had a rich history of crime which has been heavily documented in just about every medium. Many movies have taken gritty inspiration from London’s criminal underworld, and what better way to portray the murky goings-on than capturing the city in person? In this piece, we’re taking a look at some crime movies set and filmed on location in London. Brannigan (1975) John Wayne plays Chicago-based detective Jim Brannigan, tasked with recovering American crime-lord, Ben larkin (John Vernon), who is being held in London. Before Wayne can successfully extract his target, Larkin is kidnapped, leaving it to Wayne…

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February 24, 2015

London’s Most Burgled Towns

By AAI Security

With crime statistics so readily available, it’s often quite easy to discover how your area ranks compared to the national average for things like vandalism, street crime and burglary. While the figures may not always reflect your own personal experience, increased crime can have a negative impact on a number of factors, including property prices and the safety of your home and belongings.   Dagenham and Redbridge postcode of RM8 has come out on top as the the UK’s most burgled area. Despite Manchester leading the way in terms of burglary numbers for many years, a recent survey by MoneySuperMarket has…

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January 28, 2015

What is the Likelihood of a Burglary at your Home?

By AAI Security

Crime statistics play an important role in many aspects of modern life; from the purchasing of new homes to the distribution of police and crime prevention budgets. With two primary measurements of crime levels available in the UK (official police statistics and estimations made by the annual Crime Survey for England and Wales), figures can often be manipulated to tell different stories. Current Crime Levels It is generally agreed that the level of crime has fallen steadily across the UK since a mid-1990s peak, with burglary among those to see a decline. The UK Crime Survey recorded a 32-year low in…

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December 8, 2014

London Survival Guide: Avoiding Theft & Burglary

By AAI Security

Living and working in one of the world’s most vibrant and bustling cities offers a wide variety of benefits, putting you or your business right in the heart of the action. However, as with all major urban environments, London has its fair share of problems when it comes to crime – not least from the threat of theft and burglary. This is reflected in related statistics from the region, compiled by the Metropolitan Police Service, which clearly show the dangers that are ever-present in boroughs across the capital. Almost 80,000 burglaries reported in London in the last 12 months Despite being…

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August 27, 2013

Reasons to have CCTV for your London Business

By AAI Security

If you are operating a business in London, no matter how big or small, protecting it is always at the forefront of your mind. On that basis alone, the importance of installing CCTV cannot be overstated. However, in addition to security, there are several other reasons why CCTV can be of great value to your business. Many business owners put off the installation of surveillance equipment primarily through the fear of high costs or complicated operating procedures, when in actual fact, CCTV is both affordable and simple to operate. In addition, the benefits provided make it extremely cost-effective.   Tackling Crime…

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