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Installation of CCTV at St Peter's Church

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Client Issue

St Peter’s Church in Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, experienced a spate of vandalism which resulted in high repair costs and considerable inconvenience. 

Course of Action

Father Henry McCarthy wanted to protect the church from further damage and asked Gardwell Secure Systems to install a state-of-the-art CCTV system whilst bearing in mind the need to keep costs low. 


The CCTV system installed served as an effective visual deterrent to potential thieves, and when a theft did occur it also provided video evidence for the courts.

Speaking about the benefits of installing CCTV at St Peter’s Church, Father Henry MacCarthy said: “In addition to being a deterrent to potential thieves and cutting down on vandalism it is also useful in enabling me to find out what is happening around the church at any time of day or night. The retaining of events for some 21 days is an added bonus.

One of the advantages of the modern small CCTV cameras is that they are very inconspicuous. On a listed building this is very important. We have found that if there are any problems with our CCTV installation, Gardwell Secure Systems deal with them quickly and efficiently. In conclusion we are very pleased with our investment in this Gardwell installation.”