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Old 23 April 2007, 12:23   #11
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Better still...

Why not simply hire an 82 year old former Miss America with a snub nose .38?

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Old 23 April 2007, 12:44   #12
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Presumably this will work with speed cameras, especially if the mofified plate is a like vehicle.
Theres lots of ways to beat the cameras. Unfortunately all illegal and not any I would consider doing. But for those that don't care its a whole different ball game.
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Old 23 April 2007, 13:25   #13
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Of course - and the congestion charge in London. As there are now so few Police on the roads due to over reliance on cameras you have very little chance of getting caught!!!
I agree with the various comments about lack of police and if you saw my licence you would know I am no fan of speed cameras. The ANPR stuff has been in its infancy for a few years. The technology is now very good but the supporting systems are still catching up.

There will always be crime and people will always get away with it. But the more real controls the better and this is a good one. It is not just theft either. A van driver scraped down the side of my wife's car in her company carpark and needless to say did not leave a note. All caught on CCTV but once again you could not read the number.

Remember that stealing a boat is one offence under the Theft Act but as soon as you clone a plate (if there is photo evidence to prove you did) you are now looking at another offence of Attempting to Pervert the Course of Justice which carries a potential prison sentence as well. If the villian then roles over on who made the plates they are Conspiring to Pervert the Course of Justice (also prison).
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Old 24 April 2007, 05:43   #14
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Good Quality CCTV

Unfortunately we do hear of boats being stolen while are theoretically being watched by CCTV. Only when the tapes are reviewed is it found that, for one reason or another, no useful images can be seen. Itís true that this only infuriates the victims further.

As had already been mentioned, this problem is not unique to boats. Our high streets, banks, jewellers, petrol stations are all full of CCTV and yet it seems that whenever I watch Crimewatch the pictures I see of the bad guys are of such low quality their mothers would struggle to recognise them.

If high-tech institutions such as banks canít get it right, what hope do we have for marinas and boat yards.

That said, it wouldnít hurt to ask to see the quality of the images stored by the marina, or ask them to set up a regular review procedure to make sure the equipment works as it should and is pointing in a useful direction. You pay your marina fees for the services offered, and would soon complain if the toilets were not working. We usually don't get to find out if the CCTV is working until itís too late.

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Old 24 April 2007, 17:06   #15
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Unfortunately we do hear of boats being stolen while are theoretically being watched by CCTV. Only when the tapes are reviewed is it found that, for one reason or another, no useful images can be seen. Itís true that this only infuriates the victims further.

As had already been mentioned, this problem is not unique to boats. Our high streets, banks, jewellers, petrol stations are all full of CCTV and yet it seems that whenever I watch Crimewatch the pictures I see of the bad guys are of such low quality their mothers would struggle to recognise them.

If high-tech institutions such as banks canít get it right, what hope do we have for marinas and boat yards.

That said, it wouldnít hurt to ask to see the quality of the images stored by the marina, or ask them to set up a regular review procedure to make sure the equipment works as it should and is pointing in a useful direction. You pay your marina fees for the services offered, and would soon complain if the toilets were not working. We usually don't get to find out if the CCTV is working until itís too late.

Jon


Very few systems in the market place realiy on VCRs these days as you can not buy an industrial timelapse VCR due to WEEE and Rohs regulations that came into place last year

Digital systems or DVR's are cheap and reliable these days even for one that can email you on an alarm/Motion detection etc and allow remote access via the internet

the overall quality that is now being achived is far better than it was a few years ago

and its easier to use etc

go for nice "overt Housing" dont try and hide the fact you have CCTV


And yes I do sell CCTV and have been doing so for over 20 years

man and boy as they say

regards Andy
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