Chinese surveillance cameras are being used at one of the King’s main residences and at least five Government departments – months after Ministers ordered their removal from sensitive sites on national security grounds.
The Mail on Sunday has established that CCTV cameras made by Hikvision – a company controlled by the Chinese Communist Party – are being used at various locations on the vast Sandringham estate – Charles’s country seat.
Our investigation also found the cameras, which come with facial recognition technology, trained on the entrances of Whitehall ministries, including the Department of Health and Social Care, Department for Energy Security and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Hikvision cameras are also situated at the building of UK Government Investments – an arm of the Treasury – which manages state-backed companies such as NatWest, Channel 4 and HM Land Registry.
Last week, we revealed how British Army bases were still using Chinese cameras.
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