Raised a few concerns with current day care that my DD goes to, one being that they leave the back door unlocked which leads to the nursery, about 2 feet to a low iron railing fence (which anyone could jump) and second was CCTV covering entrance doors and playground area (again low fence). My concern is that anyone could jump the fence pick my DD up and away they go, no way of identifying who or what took her.
Day care had a leading senior constable who's role is Crime Prevention Officer come and carry out a security audit. He recommended:
"I see no issue with your external fences or youraccess/egress points throughout the centre. I know we discussed theoption of installing CCTV cameras in the centre. My belief is thatcameras assist in monitoring movement of people within the facility, but arenot effective in deterring crime. I view footage daily of offenderscommitting crime and on most occasions they have disguised themselves by simplemeans and have not been able to be identified. Quality cameras can be asignificant cost and may not have any benefit to the centre."
I feel disgusted and sick that a senior police constable can even suggest such a recommendation, needless to say we will be reviewing the security of our DD.
Does anyone else feel that CCTV needs to be compulsory in day care centres, and I am against having it in the rooms for anyone to watch over the internet.