CCTV Bid for Neath Port Talbot Council
Neath Port Talbot seeks bids for new CCTV system to improve public safety.
19:18 30 June 2021
Neath Port Talbot Council is now actively seeking bids from technology specialists to supply a new CCTV system as it works toward improving public safety. The council is looking at getting its old system replaced with a new one that will provide better quality images.
Council leader Ted Latham confirmed that there are currently around 50 cameras run by the local authority throughout the Neath Port Talbot county borough. Although the cameras are still working, deputy council leader Leanne Jones said that "they could be brought up to the 21st century".
She added that replacement cameras will use "the most advanced technology" and that there would be "a digitally-connected network" capable of producing higher-definition images.
Cllr Jones, who is also the council's cabinet member for community safety and public protection, said: "It's something we're very, very proud of and very keen on in the authority to take further.
"Our system now is many years old, however, we have caught criminals via them so those cameras are still very much working, it's just that times have changed."