New CCTV For Lowestoft
Lowestoft CCTV system will be upgraded to high-resolution cameras.
13:46 28 July 2020
Lowestoft 57-camera network is set to be upgraded with high-resolution CCTV cameras.
Councillor Mary Rudd, cabinet member for community health, confirms that the scheme was to link in the superfast broadband project being rolled out across the town.
She said: "One of the main drivers for this was that East Suffolk Council's investment in the superfast broadband in the town presented opportunities to deliver a significant upgrade to the CCTV system.
"The upgrade will be made possible because of the high data capacity of the superfast fibre network. This means that the system could operate with high definition cameras.
"These, it was considered, will be more effective for operators and the police as they can capture high-resolution images.
"But it also means that the camera network can be streamlined, with a single camera providing the picture quality of two or three existing units."
"East Suffolk Council is still intending to upgrade the CCTV system to install new higher resolution cameras and back office equipment."