YOBS beware ... a new spy camera is out to get you.
The £160,000 mobile CCTV unit is being operated by Kirklees Council across the district to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.
A Mercedes Sprinter van has been fitted with the latest colour cameras, including Automatic Number Plate Recognition and digital recording.
The vehicle also has deployable cameras which can be mounted independently and controlled from over half a mile away.
However, the Data Protection Act CCTV Code of Practice should cover covert camera usage.
It is the first mobile surveillance unit to be funded by a council in West Yorkshire and was launched today .
The unit will be operated by Kirklees Council in conjunction with Kirklees Community Safety Partnership and West Yorkshire Police. The cost is from the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund.
Council CCTV manager Terry Jepson claimed: "There is a constant demand for further CCTV cover in Kirklees and we will be able to satisfy some of those needs by going mobile."
Clr Ann Raistrick, who chairs Kirklees Community Safety Partnership, said: "The success of town centre CCTV systems in reducing crime and disorder, and the evidence gathered for successful prosecutions, has led to a continuing demand for CCTV in many areas of Kirklees.
"We can now take CCTV to crime and anti-social behaviour hot-spots right across the Kirklees area, to tackle those problems head-on and to gather intelligence and evidence where necessary."
The unit will also be available to other council departments to tackle problems such as major fly-tipping, graffiti and vandalism and for use at large-scale events, major incidents and emergencies.