We are pleased to report that in just over a week already 35 Kenilworth residents have joined Kenilworth’s new CCTV register that’s designed to help police quickly identify where any CCTV is situated should they need to investigate an incident.
The register, which does NOT involve any live access to householders private CCTV, also covers ‘RING” doorbells as these devices also provide very effective CCTV. Kenilworth Watch, who launched the CCTV Register scheme after seeing a successful scheme in nearby Finham, Coventry, are appealing to people who might not have yet registered to do so and for householders that have CCTV doorbells to also register.
A spokesperson for Kenilworth Watch said “We have been overwhelmed by the speed as which so many residents from across Kenilworth have signed up to the CCTV register so far. It shows there is a real great community spirit in our town. With 35 properties already registered we’d love to get the number to at least over 50 properties because that’s such a message about Kenilworth that will help drive crime prevention and encourage offenders miss out our town and go elsewhere.”
“We love to hear from people who have not yet got round to registering and also from householders who have “RING” type doorbells that record people approaching the door, it’s CCTV and it would be great to have it on the register.”
“All we need for residents to register is their name, address, email and ideally their telephone number and that’s it.” the spokesperson added.
Often CCTV images can help the police track or discover a wider level of activity by offenders. The Finham scheme has been successful in this respect. When several residents, who were signed up to the CCTV register, all provided images of persons approaching their property what resident’s thought were individual events were pieced together by police who then had evidence that the area was being targeted. Consequently, offenders were duly caught and prosecuted.
For more information or to register your CCTV or RING doorbell please go to this link: