Islington Smart Cameras
Islington set to roll out smart cameras that monitor air pollution and catch banned lorries.
20:17 22 May 2019
Islington is understood to be the first London borough to roll out smart cameras designed to monitor air pollution and catch banned lorries. The £4.5million project is expected to bring in more than £1million a year in additional traffic fines and help the council enforce a proposed borough-wide van on HGVs over 3.5 tonnes from residential streets.
The sophisticated cameras, which are designed to determine the size of vehicles going past, also feature sensors that collect data and map changes in air pollution. They will also monitor noise patterns through decibel detection.
The first camera has been installed and being trialled near Drayton Park primary school at Highbury. Further trials are planned this summer on busy streets in Stoke Newington and Canonbury. The cameras will have built-in automatic number plate recognition software and use 4G connections to report traffic violations spotted up to 85 metres away to the DVLA.