Impact of CCTV quality on crime

Thousands upon thousands of CCTV cameras has been installed nationwide and mostly for the reason of securing an area such an establishment, a residence, a park, or a street in a barangay. The purpose is to deter criminal activities and if such activity happens, the CCTV system should then be able to record and identify those involved.

A few days ago, July 25, 2016, there was road related crime that happened in Quiapo, Manila specifically in the street called P. Casal. The crime was recorded on CCTV.

Road Rage

A Hyundai Eon car pulled over beside a guy riding his bicycle. Seemingly in the footage, there has been an incident prior to the scene. The car owner stepped out and immediately started punching the other guy who was quick to defend himself. A little over a minute into the fight, the biker seems to have control over the car owner and a few moments after that the biker let go of his attacker. When the car owner got into his car the biker was keen to talk to him through the other side of the car and seems to have shook hands with him. The biker then goes on his way walking with his bike but only after a few meters away from the incident the car owner stepped out again from his car but this time carrying a gun. He popped a bullet that took down the biker and he made another shot to the head then he hurriedly drove away with his car.

There were several witnesses in the area but the most important witness was the CCTV camera installed on the electric post. After this incident, the footage was acquired from the CCTV camera and sure enough the crime was recorded and you can really see what happened.

The flaw in social media

A very popular social media channel posted the footage and sure enough people were outraged by what happened. In just a matter of several hours, people online were able to pinpoint the owner of the car as the conduction sticker were reported to the police by a witness. And again, sure enough,  people were quick to judge the identified car owner. This guy named Nestor Punzalan immediately went to the authority as soon as he realized he was being pointed to the crime. As it turned out, Mr. Punzalan may not be the person seen on the CCTV. Although the social media channel who posted his picture apologized to Mr. Punzalan, the damage to his dignity has been done and his security has been definitely compromised.

The impact of technology used in CCTV

As most of you who made it this far in reading this article would think, the problem lies on the quality of the footage that the camera recorded in identifying the criminal. If the CCTV camera at least has a decent quality, the car owner and even the conduction sticker would have been easily identified right away and would have prevented anyone in social media to post the wrong guy in public.

Currently, 3 days after the incident, the killer is still on the loose. He would have been apprehended immediately had it been that the CCTV camera were able to provide a clear footage of the crime.

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