Anti fly-tipping cameras: 5 reasons councils should be using redeployable covert cameras to tackle fly-tipping & anti-social behaviour

It’s widely acknowledged that a CCTV system that’s both powerful and eye-catching is as much a deterrent as it is a visual record of events. But some situations call for more discreet means of capturing video footage, and conventional surveillance systems simply won’t do. When it comes to councils and other local authorities, there are myriad reasons to use covert cameras for law enforcement and other applications.


As antisocial behaviour covert camera experts used by councils for the best part of two decades, at iC2Distribution we have a wealth of experience in designing and manufacturing re-deployable CCTV cameras for covert recording. We offer some of the best covert surveillance cameras on the market, each with exceptional features. Here are 5 of the best reasons to try these devices:

1) Inconspicuous.

Unlike fully visible cameras that aim to prevent crimes from taking place, covert cameras are designed to secretly capture video footage. To the untrained eye, these re-deployable covert cameras are nothing more than rocks, logs, or service markers. So, they are well within sight, yet conveniently out of mind. This means that they can be used to catch both the camera-shy and those who aren’t put off by conventional CCTV cameras. Also, they can supplement an existing CCTV system, working in tandem with other cameras to expand the surveillance area and maximise the chance of capturing crisp, clear footage from a variety of angles.

2) Versatile.

As they capture video footage secretly, they can be used to incriminate wrongdoers. This enables prosecution with physical evidence. The best covert surveillance cameras on the market can capture number plates, faces, and even fine detail, given the right conditions. This maximises the chance of catching perpetrators of fly tipping, drug dealing, theft, vandalism, anti-social behaviour, school run parking abuse, and other offences in the act.

3) Re-deployable.

These versatile and hardwearing cameras can be removed and redeployed easily and quickly. So, unlike fixed cameras, our covert cameras for law enforcement and monitoring within schools, construction sites, car parks, or in traffic, can be taken down and repurposed as required. Local authorities can test their effectiveness over time, choosing the optimum place to relocate them, however remote or inaccessible.

4) Off-grid.

The best covert surveillance cameras don’t require mains connection, so they operate independently of the mains energy supply and function during power outages. All covert cameras and recording units designed by IC2Distribution come with batteries that last up to two weeks. So, in the event of short-staffing or power cuts, councils can rest assured that any video footage will continue to be captured within that timeframe. Also, should trespassers gain access to the premises and target the power supply, these cameras will carry on working and capturing footage, even as powered CCTV cameras fail.

5) Cost-effective.

Covert cameras are extremely cost-effective in terms of installation and maintenance costs. As they are usually placed within easy reach, and they don’t require specialist equipment (e.g., posts, poles, columns, generators, lifting trucks, street light cranes, ladders, etc.). They can also be used for lucrative opportunities, such as generating revenue through fines from parking enforcement, traffic violations, etc.

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IC2 Distribution are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of bespoke surveillance and security equipment for the public sector. To discover our range, and to find out more about the benefits of covert redeployable CCTV cameras, please get in touch.

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