Crime Prevention and Community Safety

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 1–16 | Cite as

The Effectiveness of Redeployable CCTV

  • Sam WaplesEmail author
  • Martin Gill


Although there is some published research on CCTV almost all of it is on static CCTV. Yet there is emerging a popular different type, one that can be moved around to deal with crime hotspots as they arise. The flexibility and the fact that it is perceived as more cost effective add to its appeal. However, until now redeployable CCTV has attracted very little comment. The paper discusses an empirical research study assessing its effectiveness and then attempts to highlight some of the policy implications. What is clear is that if the potential of this technology is ever to be realized, it will need to be managed very differently.


CCTV security measures situational prevention 


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© Palgrave Macmillan Ltd 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Birkbeck College, University of LondonUK
  2. 2.Perpetuity Research and Consultancy InternationalLeicesterUK

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