Tamworth CCTV Upgrade
Tamworth's CCTV to be upgraded to a fully digital HD system next year.
22:11 28 July 2019
Plans to upgrade Tamworth’s 76 CCTV cameras into a fully digital HD system by April next year have been approved. The move comes following an in-depth review and numerous consultations with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders.
Tamworth Borough Council has teamed up with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), which boasts recent advancements of video analytics, for the provision of the CCTV services in the town.
The CCTV system will be operated from the WMCA’s ground-breaking centre of excellence, which already houses 1,500 cameras, including those from other councils and the region’s transport network.
Cllr John Chesworth said: “Our CCTV system is now several years old and significant investment is required if it is to remain an effective crime prevention tool.
“While the provision of CCTV isn’t a statutory service, we know that ceasing it isn’t an option, and its importance was clear during consultation with stakeholders including the police, community partners and businesses.
“However, in the current climate, we do need to make sure we are delivering the best possible service by the most efficient means possible. The system desperately needs upgrading and we are committed to ensuring that happens.