Wirral CCTV Control Centre Makes Stand Against Antisocial Behaviour
Inside a discreet room at Wirral Council is where the fight against antisocial behaviour takes place.
14:33 15 May 2023
The Wirral Council CCTV Control Room is well-equipped to fight anti-social behaviour. The facility manages a network of 140 cameras and 28 help points with a direct line to help support police services.
The room has ten screens showing real-time footage from high streets and busy junctions. Operators are equipped to manually operate the cameras so they are able to focus on developing situations.
The local council also installed help points in many busy areas like West Kirby and New Brighton below a CCTV camera. If pressed, the camera automatically connects to the control room and surveys the area.
When the help points launched in March, Cllr Helen Cameron, Chair of Tourism, Communities, Culture and Leisure Committee, previously said: “These help points could literally provide a lifeline for someone who finds themselves in difficulty or feeling threatened on our streets for whatever reason.
“Linking directly to the CCTV control centre, an operator there can talk to them directly, provide reassurance and arrange for them to be assisted by emergency services or other partner agencies if necessary.”