Dagenham and Barking CCTV Upgrade
Barking and Dagenham Council to replace CCTV cameras that are "no longer fit for purpose".
01:28 02 May 2022
Barking and Dagenham Council is set to replace many of its CCTV cameras because they are "no longer fit for the purpose."
The local authority has approved the procurement of a supplier to deliver a CCTV upgrade and provide a maintenance service on April 19. According to the report released by the council, existing cameras and transmission equipment have "come to the end of their serviceable life and are no longer fit for the purpose."
The report said: "The supplier is to be responsible for the supply and installation of equipment to replace the existing public space CCTV cameras, transmission and network equipment that were installed up to twenty years ago which have deteriorated over time and are no longer fit for purpose.
"Remote systems installed at London Road car park and the council owned blocks that are operated at the control room are similarly worn-out and require replacement."
"The control room operators will be able to respond immediately to incidents they are notified of, to pan and zoom the cameras on to incidents to both assist the police and emergency services on the ground and produce high quality CCTV images that can be used evidentially for the investigation and prosecution of offences."
Council leader Darren Rodwell added: "It's something we've been working on for a while now and new technologies mean they are easier to move around the borough as well - when and where we need them."