Same sort of thing? A black pole, about a foot in diameter, going up say 30 feet, then curving out with the horizontal bar being some 10 feet long? From memory, I'd say there were about 10 cameras on the one on Tooley and possibly half a dozen of those speaker-type things.
I could understand the cameras being there for security as many point across the street to More London and the open courtyard space. However others point directly to another building, only a few feet away. Is the configuration similar to the one you saw on Borough HS?
They are probably the SPECS digital cameras that read number plates in an instant. They are also capable of calculating the average speed of a vehicle between two points. So if they are the aforementioned, then beware if you exceed 30 mph, because they will get you and you'll end up with a fine and points a few dats later!
Each installation has two cameras and a LaserTaser pointing in each direction up and down Borough High St.
Anyone spotted dropping litter will be hit with 10,000 volts.
Crossing the road other than at a designated crossing = 20,000 volts.
Sticking your tongue out at the cameras = 1,000 volts
Muggers will be given a lethal 1,000,000 volts and cremated on the spot.
I reckon Jackie and Niall have clubbed together to get these installed to catch errant chewing gum ... err, chewers disposing of their gum in previously mentioned anti-social ways ... and non-pooper-scooping dog owners ...
Or Paulh is upping his digital photography output ...