Council CCTV operation receives official commendation


A CCTV control room operating around the clock has acquired accreditation from the Home Office following a meticulous audit.

The Cheshire East Council operation, based in a control room in Greater Manchester’s Macclesfield, works tirelessly to keep the streets, businesses and people present in the borough safe via 24-hour surveillance. Now, its dedicated team’s efforts have been rewarded with an official commendation from the Home Office.

The council’s cutting-edge CCTV system has proved successful in aiding the area’s police force to apprehend offenders as part of a dedicated strategy to manage and reduce street crime across the borough.

Cheshire East’s councillor for communities, Mick Warren, commented that although not all are keen on surveillance, its effectiveness at cutting back on crime and making the public feel more secure were undeniable, adding:

“This is a real feather in our cap, and I am really proud that our team have passed this extremely tough test with flying colours.”

The stage two accreditation awarded by the UK’s surveillance camera commissioner ensures that control rooms are operating to exacting standards, adhering to laws on compliance, surveillance and privacy. The commendation will also allow the diligent operators to apply for further certification, including a British Standard of Excellence for its management of the Macclesfield control room.

Commercial businesses bolstering security to safeguard staff and property with a CCTV installation in Chester, Macclesfield and across Northern England can depend on qualified electricians to fit equipment.

The newly gained accreditation will remain in place until 2025.

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