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    Big brother? Major paranoia? You decide...

    During one of my infrequent walks into the town centre (a city in the UK) I came across this:



    It's obviously a CCTV camera (one of many n the UK, unfortunately), but this one's different. For a stat,its location is very odd: it's about half way up a hill, no commercial premises nearby to look at; and the way it's been wired to the street light seems so... strange. If the authorities had installed it, wouldn't the wiring be done to a higher standard?

    Since I noticed the camera on the light posts,I've been looking out for more. With no success yet. It seems to be a one-off, surveilling nothing in particular. I've been tempted to damage the thing, just to see who comes to fix it, but of course I would never do something so despicable.

    Anyone else seen this things? Any ideas about what it's supposed to be surveilling? Should I go buy myself a tin-foil hat asap? :s
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    Re: Big brother? Major paranoia? You decide...

    I would drive past or walk past it and not give it a second thought.
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    Re: Big brother? Major paranoia? You decide...

    Yeah i'd be the same as KiwiNZ; you only really need to be worried about that sort of surveillance if you're doing something criminal!

    Still, i agree that the wiring of it does seem rather amateurish.

    top, you could ask your local council about it?

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    Re: Big brother? Major paranoia? You decide...

    You should report it,t0p.

    The crude wiring is questionable.

    The lamp's power supply can be more elegantly tapped into, than wiring directly into the bulb socket.
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    Re: Big brother? Major paranoia? You decide...

    Amateurish. Suspect.
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    It is probably a temp camera to study pedestrian usage or vehicle usage or Hedgehog mating habits.
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    Re: Big brother? Major paranoia? You decide...

    I have suggestions of what you can do with that target camera, but I shouldnt make them.
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    Re: Big brother? Major paranoia? You decide...

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    It is probably a temp camera to study pedestrian usage or vehicle usage or Hedgehog mating habits.
    Gets my vote.





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    A relic from Christmas past
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    It's for filming Hedgehog porn, I tell you.
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