Bromsgrove CCTV Upgrade
Bromsgrove's CCTV system to be upgraded to a new Â£80,000 network.
20:26 19 November 2018
Bromsgrove's new £80,000 wireless CCTV system will be installed in the town centre, Rubery, Barnt Green and Hagley. All existing cameras will be replaced in the next three years. The move comes after report that no new CCTV surveillance cameras had been installed in the district in the past ten years.
The scheme, which was backed up by the district’s council’s cabinet members, is funded by Bromsgrove City Council and Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion, who has agreed to match the council’s £40,000 investment.
The new CCTV system is expected to reduce the maintenance costs by £12,000 every year, which is around half the current expenditure.
Portable cameras will be used to enable the council to move them easily if the relocation will result in improved public safety.
The Community Safety Partnership and the scrutiny board are currently working on identifying the best locations for the cameras to maximise coverage.
Discussions with Worcestershire County Council is also expected to take place to decide whether to use lamp posts for positioning cameras to meet local safety concerns.