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CCTVs popular with HDB residents

Nearly half of the HDB residents who visit his shop want to install security cameras outside their flats.

That is what Mr Eric, 50, an employee of Choicecycle in Sim Lim Square, revealed.

Mr Mike Sia, 26, another staff member from Choicecycle, told The New Paper that on average, 50 to 60 of such cameras are sold to HDB residents a month.

Mr Jover Ng, an employee of Papylon Enterprise at Sim Lim Square, said: "We get about 60 customers a month who live in HDB flats and they buy an average of four cameras each."

He added that the cheapest camera costs about $50, while the most expensive one is about $200.

Other stores said that they have cameras that go for as much as $1,500 as these are sophisticated ones that even allow viewing from a smartphone.