Royal Borough CCTV Upgrade
Royal Borough confirms £1.5 million investment for CCTV upgrade.
19:37 04 August 2019
Residents across the Royal Borough have been informed that their local government has decided to invest £1.5million to replace existing CCTV cameras across Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead to state-of-the-art wireless camera systems.
Under the plans, 150 cameras will be added, relocated or upgraded. The council will also refurbish monitoring centre to give the council’s control room staff, as well as Thames Valley Police improved facilities to monitor and review footage.
Councillor David Cannon, cabinet member for Public Protection, said: "I am delighted that we have upgraded these cameras to ensure our residents have peace and mind when they are out in our towns.
"We can’t cover every area of the borough but have placed cameras in specific locations like the town centres and some car parks to ensure the community feel safe."
Cllr Cannon added: “The images that we are now able to use to assist Thames Valley Police when dealing with crimes are incredible and I hope that this new system will help to improve community safety as well as help identify perpetrators and bring them to justice on occasions when an incident does occur.”
Andy Williams, managing director of CDS, said: "We are delighted that we were able to work on the scheme to upgrade the cameras and the control room.
"The council now has a state of the art CCTV system in place which will help the control room staff work with the police and other authorities to ensure the borough is kept as safe as it can be."