A cutting-edge closed-circuit television (CCTV) system is being considered for Bridgend County Borough in Wales to safeguard local businesses and members of the public.
The proposed plan would represent an investment of around £600,000, and it features additional state-of-the-art technology, including CO2 monitors and parking sensors.
Local authorities and commercial enterprises planning CCTV installations in Chester, Bridgend and other parts of the UK can rely on professional electricians to fit devices. Approved electrical contractors are certified to install a wide range of security equipment and can ensure systems are operating effectively.
The advanced scheme planned for Bridgend will feature the latest devices available for security installations to create a “smart borough”. This includes internet protocol cameras that are capable of capturing digital video footage and transmitting recordings via the internet, so they are easily accessible by council monitoring hubs and local law enforcement officers.
The current system in place around the county borough is over 20 years old and in need of an upgrade. Frequent equipment issues have arisen recently that have been unable to be resolved as replacement parts for the outdated equipment are no longer being manufactured.
Following a meeting of the council cabinet, the county borough will evaluate whether it should invest £595,000 for a new system. Long-term savings are expected after the initial outlay, as the new CCTV equipment will cost £20,000 less to maintain than the present system.
Figures indicate that CCTV has been a powerful asset to local police, helping in over 1,000 investigations around the county.