North East Lincolnshire CCTV Upgrade
North East Lincolnshire council may replace "beyond life expectancy" CCTV network.
21:17 23 November 2018
Next generation CCTV cameras could soon be used in the streets of North East Lincolnshire to improve safety and security. Council chiefs are in the process of reviewing the cost of replacing 63 cameras that are currently being used beyond life expectancy and installed more than 20 years ago.
A report has revealed that the councils are paying more to maintain the current network due to its deterioration. The current condition of the network has also resulted in gaps in the service provided by camera operators.
The report added: "In 2010 the CCTV system started to fall behind the times due to technology advances and an upgrade of the main recording system was undertaken to extend the life of the system.
"In 2016/17, further investment was required due to the removal of the transmission system from the top of high rise accommodation (Albion Street tower blocks) in Freeman Street due to pending demolition."
"The CCTV network is in parts beyond its life expectancy and there is a potential risk that the Council could fail it meets its duty under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, should the existing CCTV network significantly fail."