South Gloucestershire CCTV Upgrade
South Gloucestershire Council replaces some 23 analogue CCTV cameras.
18:53 20 February 2019
South Gloucestershire Council has invested £31,500 to upgrade 23 community CCTV cameras in Staple Hill, Thornbury, Filton, Cadbury Heath and Hanham. The old cameras were at the end of their life and were producing grainy pictures that made it difficult for police to identify suspects in criminal investigations.
A spokesman for South Gloucestershire Council said: “A one megapixel IP camera - generally the lowest resolution camera on the market - has almost four times the resolution of an analogue camera.
“With this added resolution, faces become clearer, license plates become easier to read and larger areas can be covered by a single camera.”
A council spokesman added: “This upgrade was required as IP digital cameras are now the industry standard as analogue technology is old, outdated and soon to be no longer supported.
“The work was essential to enable us to continue to provide our community safety camera network relied upon by us, our communities, businesses and partners such as the police.”
"We work closely with South Gloucestershire Council’s CCTV team and they also alert us to any suspicious incidents or offences as they happen."