CCTV is being installed on a canal bridge in Kidderminster in a bid to catch hit-and-run drivers causing damage to bridges across the UK.
More than forty secondary schools across the region are using CCTV cameras to monitor their pupils in changing rooms or toilets.
Civil liberties groups believe the money spent on CCTV could be used on the police. How have cameras in Nottingham helped catch criminals?
Liam Nolan, the Head Teacher at Perry Beeches the Academy, says that CCTV cameras, at his school, are there simply to keep students safe. They are not for enforcing good behaviour.
There are thousands of them across the Midlands and we walk past them everyday without paying much attention to them or even noticing them.
However, they are watching you. We are, of course, talking about CCTV cameras.
Civil liberties groups believe the money spent on them could be used for pay for more bobbies on the beat.
Rajiv Popat has been looking at how CCTV cameras in Nottingham have helped to find those responsible for crimes ranging from graffiti and vandalism to rioting and murder.