When CCTV doesn’t help

I was reading my local paper today and couldn’t help but notice the headline “Businesses hit by catalytic crimes”. Apparently there has been a string of thefts involving catalytic converters. One business captured the thieves on CCTV but unfortunately for them, the group of thieves were all wearing “hoodies”.

This was always the main weakness of a security strategy based solely on CCTV. Of course they will only conceal their faces during the actual commission of the crime but probably not on their way to the premises or on their from the premises.

It seems to me that a simple review of the CCTV in the immediate area might reveal the faces of the suspects. Case closed!