Gwynedd in North Wales has upgraded its outmoded surveillance system with a new closed-circuit television (CCTV) set up. The initiative is designed to offer “peace of mind” to those who live and operate businesses around the Welsh county.
The updated CCTV system going live across Bangor, Porthmadog, Pwllheli and Caernarfon represents a £450,000 investment from Gwynedd Council. Following a green light from the council cabinet the new system has been introduced to the area replacing the analogue system operating around Gwynedd for the last 20 years.
The CCTV upgrade features wireless connectivity that allows the new system to be extended to other sites throughout the county whenever necessary in the future. The cutting-edge cameras deliver superior image quality making them far more effective for evidence gathering in police investigations. The Council has worked alongside the North Wales Police on the project who can access live footage around the clock, enabling them to react quickly to crimes, disorder and anti-social behaviour in Gwynedd.
Council Cabinet Member Cllr Catrin Wager commented:
“The old cameras had reached the end of their operational life and, frustratingly, in some cases, video footage was not up to standard for evidential use. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to invest in our CCTV system.”
Regardless of whether they require a new system or simply an upgrade, companies fitting a CCTV installation in Chester, Gwynedd or other parts of the UK should only employ a certified electrical contractor to complete the work and carry out routine maintenance.