INVERCLYDE’S Public Camera Network Now ‘Functioning Well’

24 May, 2024 | Local

CONCERNS over the reliability of Inverclyde’s public space CCTV system have now been addressed, Inverclyde Council officials have reported.

Councillors were previously informed about concerns over the reliability of the system and issues with the contractor at the time.

But a report updating Inverclyde’s police and fire scrutiny panel states: “Following the agreement of the 2024-2026 budget, a new contractor was appointed and upgrades carried out to the hardware and software.

“The public space CCTV system is now functioning well.

“The system is now up and running, with 44 fixed cameras, five re-deployable cameras and three mobile cameras in the [community] wardens’ vans.

“The service is confident that the new contractual arrangement will provide far better resilience than that experienced more recently.”

The report continues: “The five re-deployable cameras will give greater flexibility in responding to issues in areas with no fixed cameras. At present three of these cameras are in use in Clune Park to improve coverage following the fire-raising incidents over recent months.

“These cameras also supply invaluable intelligence on people potentially putting themselves at risk by accessing unsafe buildings.

“The three cameras on the wardens’ vans provide additional coverage for events and incidents including both organised events and ad hoc gatherings.”

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