This is a good group to raise a general question.
I just saw another TV news report with a surveillance video clip of
the robbery. As usual its poorly lit, kinda of out of focus and set
at an angle that makes identification difficult. Why do these places
even bother with the effort? Surely in this time and day its not too
difficult to get and conceal a decent miniature camera and install it
properly to get the maximum detail of anyone coming into the shop.
One camera at near eye level pointing at the main entrance. Another
from behind the cash register and pointed at the customer's face and
there you have it. What is this nonsense with fuzzy long range shots
of the whole shop or aisle that show little else except perhaps catch
some shoplifter in the process but does little to ID the culprit.