Earlier this year, the historic Lydiard House at Great Brittain’s famed Lydiard Park was subject to vandalism and other “anti-social behavior.” The home, which dates back to the 18th century was the home of the aristocratic Bolingbroke family and is currently owned by the Swindon Borough Council. According to the BBC, the council has made the decision to install a total of nine surveillance cameras at the site.
This is not the first time the historic site has been subject to vandalism. Several incidents have taken place over the last few years, costing taxpayers money for repairs.
The park’s manager, Stuart Webb, thinks the cameras will be an important part of preventing future incidents and keeping park visitors safe, “Like everybody else, we have problems – we had problems last year. Putting the cameras in place is part of a raft of measures to make sure people feel safe and make sure they have a fantastic time when they visit Lydiard.”
CCTV security cameras are being placed in more and more parks and historical sites in the United States, as well. Government officials are hoping the presence of Security Cameras will make parks and attractions more desirable to visitors by keeping crime at bay.