Security cameras should be installed at car parks and public places such as on train platforms, residents have suggested in a survey. But they say upgraded security is not needed in Lan Kwai Fong as the entertainment hub is perceived as 'relatively crime free'. The survey, commissioned by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, found that only 21 per cent of respondents supported a proposal to put Lan Kwai Fong under constant surveillance as a way to combat crime, while 24 per cent said having security cameras there could better monitor public order. The survey, carried out by the Social Science Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong, involved 1,103 people interviewed by telephone and at several focus groups in recent months. Police had earlier called for surveillance cameras in Lan Kwai Fong to control crime. The survey adds weight to the view of Alan Zeman, of the Lan Kwai Fong Association, who opposed cameras for the district in April last year, saying: 'I don't want to tell tourists that Big Brother is here [in Lan Kwai Fong].' The survey reveals that 38 per cent of respondents believe cameras are needed to improve security at car parks. Other security-risk areas included train platforms, shops and train carriages. During the focus groups, some agreed there was a need to install security cameras in Lan Kwai Fong - but only for crowd-control purposes. Those who opposed the use of cameras said 'they felt uncomfortable about being watched by a camera that created a permanent record, notably in places intended for socialising and relaxation'. Most focus group respondents accepted that car parks, shops and train platforms needed cameras.