Sandwich in Kent will soon be employing an updated CCTV system.
In an investment worth £280,000, a new initiative will see cutting-edge digital technology deployed in place of the existing system currently in use throughout the historic civil parish. The move will also see CCTV in the nearby towns of Deal and Dover updated, as well as the first installation of Closed circuit-television cameras ever used in the village of Aylesham.
Many of the surveillance cameras in Sandwich are based in Market Street to protect businesses from vandalism and break-ins, and to safeguard members of the general public. Recent attempted burglaries were reported at St Peter’s Church, El’s Belles Gift Shop and the SPAR store, but the outdated system was unable to acquire evidence of offenders.
A spokesman for the council commented on the present system stating that Dover District Council (DDC) had 24-hour CCTV operating throughout the area every day of the year. They also disclosed details of the major system upgrade. They announced that the investment would also cover the costs of additional personnel for monitoring cameras an all-new control room with fully digital capabilities, and added:
“This investment and increased capacity from DDC is in contrast to many other local authorities who have withdrawn this service. Community safety is a key priority for Dover District, and this investment is evidence of that.”
Whether it’s an update to an existing set-up or an all new system, businesses planning a CCTV installation in Chester, Sandwich or other UK locations should ensure all work is performed by a qualified electrician for effective operation.