Braintree CCTV Revamp
Braintree Council to spend £31,000 on CCTV upgrade in a bid to deter vandalism, anti-social behaviour, and illegal gatherings.
21:37 01 March 2021
Braintree Council has confirmed plans to spend more than £31,000 to replace obsolete CCTV cameras in the town centre and Halstead. The move will see the installation of digital equipment and fibre optic links being upgraded.
£16,000 will be spent on upgraded cameras and £15,000 is earmarked on a new camera system in Halstead Public Gardens.
A council spokesman said: “Braintree District Council has a number of CCTV cameras located in Braintree town centre, Halstead town centre and Causeway House.
“Some of these cameras have been in place since the installation of CCTV by the council.
“A number of the older cameras are now starting to fail and some of them are irreparable as there are no spare parts for them.
“They have reached end-of-life status.
“Technology has also moved on and modern cameras use digital technology instead of analogue, giving improved imaging, thereby making the CCTV more effective and useful to the authorities, especially at night when the images are mostly required.”
It is hoped that the upgraded CCTV system will help the council deter anti-social behaviour, vandalism and illegal gatherings in the area.