A major investment worth £600,000 will see extensive improvements to Worcester city centre’s CCTV network.
The four-month project, which has already begun, will take four months to complete and see 93 new state-of-the-art cameras installed to safeguard local enterprises and members of the public.
The new cameras present a considerable upgrade on the pre-existing closed-circuit television set-up, employing cutting-edge fibre optic cables capable of a high-speed connection and delivering high-definition image relay. Along with transmitting clearer images, some of the new models of camera offer a 360-degree view and have mobile capability allowing them to be relocated when necessary for rapid response, and offering live event coverage.
Businesses scheduling an update to their CCTV installation in Chester, Worcester or other UK cities should always enlist qualified experts such as professional electricians to fit the new system.
The new initiative has been funded almost entirely by Worcester City Council along with a contribution from John Campion, West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner who contributed £75,000. He commented:
“I am committed to improving and upgrading CCTV cameras and systems across West Mercia, including Worcester City, and have invested £1m over my term in office because I recognise, they are an incredibly valuable resource.”
The new updated CCTV set up will be entirely digital offering a greater range of coverage than previously possible. The system will be optimised with the latest software giving those monitoring the capability to search for individuals after a detailed description is made available.