“If you work with fear you’ll always get bad results”
I’m able to understand why people from CAM OVER are so upset about security cameras and I agree with many of their viewpoints. But their style is definitely not my "style" - my personal style is absolutely violence-free.When AK Vorrat first started in five years ago, I decided to make myself a giant security camera from garbage and old furniture. I started walking around in the streets of Hanover wearing it, and now my colleagues do it too.
The rule is to not say a word and just act like a camera - follow, look, listen. Some people ignore you, while others acknowledge you and have fun with it. But even those who ignore you, they start changing their behaviour after a few minutes.Written on the back of the camera box is the slogan “no right to be left alone?” - a simple, open question which makes people think. We’re doing more good than an angry demonstration that can makes people fearful.I put my faith in making sustainable changes to the way the public think about security cameras - making people think for themselves so they realise most surveillance measures are senseless and a waste of money.
“CAM OVER’s actions are counter-productive”The members of the public who see CAM OVER won’t understand the message about CCTV cameras - they’ll just see aggressive people in balaclavas, which might make them think more cameras would be a good thing. So CAM OVER’s actions are counter-productive.If you work with fear you’ll always get bad results. People reaching their own decisions is more sustainable than creating fear: freedom not fear!