18:04 11 January 2018
A new £100,000 district-wide investment has paved the way for Ashbourne to install high-tech new CCTV cameras to deter vandals and anti-social behaviour. The project will replace units, which date from 2007, with cameras that produce higher quality images and record activity on the streets more clearly at night.
"A spokesman for Derbyshire Dales District Council said: “The project to replace old CCTV cameras dating back to 2007 started last autumn.
"And now live high definition pictures are recorded in Wirksworth Town Hall, Ashbourne Leisure Centre and Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre, with broadband links in place to send the images back to the Town Hall at Matlock.
“The recordings and still images can be reproduced and used to identify individuals or incidents.
“High quality CCTV systems deter vandals and reduce reparation costs, reducing criminal investigation times and deter anti-social behaviour.”
In line with Government recommendations, the cameras, which were installed by the Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, have the capacity to record in full 25 frames per second high definition for at least 31 days, with instant review and export facilities.
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