Cannock Chase CCTV Upgrade
Cannock Chase Council to spend £55,000 on CCTV upgrade.
22:33 09 October 2018
Cannock Chase Council is set to spend £55,000 to upgrade its CCTVs, which were installed 20 years ago to fight crime and anti-social behaviour in the area. Although some units are working beyond their life expectancy, they are can no longer be covered under any maintenance contracts.
To avoid costly repairs, the council has decided to upgrade its public space CCTV technology and replace 26 out of 91 cameras that it considers “essential” priority.
A supporting letter submitted by Staffordshire Police to the council said: “The financial costs of a good quality, well managed CCTV system are far outweighed by the benefit to the communities in which they are located.
“Often the images allow officers to establish exactly what happened and ensure quicker identification of offenders. Additionally an operator can review footage while an officer is still at the scene and identify all involved.
“The system also allows monitoring of various community assets such as the new developments and refurbishments in Hednesford Park and the Pye Green Stadium site.”
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