Posted: Mon 6th Jun 2016

Caerphilly’s CCTV System Scoops Top Award

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jun 6th, 2016

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s CCTV system has scooped a top award from the CCTV User Group during their annual conference. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Caerphilly’s CCTV system has won an award for Recognising Excellence – CCTV Management and Innovation as a result of works to transfer the cameras which are currently transmitted via BT fibre onto the Public Sector Broadband Aggregation (PSBA) network. Once final works are completed, 98 of the 153 public cameras monitored by the council will be on the PSBA network. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

With a potential saving of £40,000 per year for Caerphilly Council, the new system also allows for a more flexible approach to CCTV as cameras can be more readily added or relocated where the new PSBA network is available. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The CCTV User Group is a national user group comprising of public and private CCTV operations, contractors, consultants and manufacturers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Nigel George, Cabinet Member with responsibility for public protection said: “I am delighted that Caerphilly County Borough Council’s CCTV system has been given this prestigious award. It highlights the council’s commitment to not only providing a fantastic CCTV service, but doing so with the ability to find savings without affecting quality of service”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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