Well, at least the operators are honest about it on the Isle of Wight. The council’s scrutiny committee was told.
THE new generation of CCTV technology could be both a money-saver and money-maker for the Isle of Wight Council...We are looking at increasing revenue generation and that will enable us to increase staffing
Oh good! If the system makes more money, then there can be even more watching!
As I say, they're disarmingly blunt about it on the Isle - but the longstanding fears many of us have about CCTV as revenue raiser rather than crime deterrent or detector gain more and more credence every day.
And I also note this:
Black-screen stealth software automatically hones in on people acting suspiciously, cutting the number of staff needed in the council’s new CCTV control room.