City Regeneration CCTV Initiative Delivers Long Term Success for UK
Just 4 of Viseum’s re-deployable CCTV cameras for a local council does better than over 800 standard fixed CCTV cameras
Isle of Man Government has turned to Viseum’s Panoramic Security Camera to help protect important conversations and City Regeneration. The island’s cities and political centres have joined a growing number of authorities, police forces and other law enforcement agencies turning to Viseum UK because of its innovative and effective approach to traditional wide area CCTV coverage and surveillance challenges for City Regeneration.
Just four Viseum IMC cameras of the Redeployable CCTV model, have been individually mounted for street deployments, which can be monitored from a central CCTV monitoring room, with digital recording capability at both the camera and at the control room.
Council Leader David Christian, Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee, said: “With our city regeneration, and areas rapidly becoming major entertainment and leisure zones, extending surveillance coverage has become a priority. The Government fully supports the use of surveillance as it helps protect the public, acts as a deterrent to antisocial disorder and footage can be used in court to bring criminals to justice. We have also been encouraged to learn that our partners, the police, have indicated they would be in favour of monitoring the surveillance coverage ‘live’ should they be required to at weekends. The latest surveillance technology will be used, where these 4 new re-deployable Viseum cameras deliver the performance of at least 200 of the older fixed camera CCTV. Additionally, the Government’s Parks will be looking at installing similar systems to reduce incidences of vandalism.”
Ian Clague, Borough Engineer and Surveyor, also a lead member of Isle Of Man’s Community Safety Partnerships, said: “The areas we’re particularly concerned about are increasing security of our car park, bus stops in the area, access to the marina, and the potential for anti-social disorder associated with an increasing number of licensed and leisure facilities. The Viseum Redeployable CCTV uses proven technology and enables fewer CCTV cameras to be deployed, offering better coverage and more effective crime detection and prevention – at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems.”
The requirements for the Isle of Man regeneration installations had an intermittently manned surveillance Command Control, but with cameras performing as if constantly manned. Viseum’s Redeployable IMC supported all requirements as it both enhances operator efficiency where operators are present, and also be effectively used where resources dictate there are no staff available.
Viseum UK Group’s President Stuart Thompson, said: “Local authority CCTV schemes are budget and resource driven and surveillance technologies are increasingly being required to do more. This is where Viseum’s redeployable outdoor security cameras score very highly. Where operators are not an option due to cost, or where their time needs to be spent on specific tasks, the re-deployable IMC offers an extremely effective and cost-efficient solution to the control room environment.”
The Viseum IMC has removed crime and anti-social disorder problems in other localities, too, immediately having the effect of making criminals realise they were actually being watched, and making the general public realise they were actually being protected. This is the opposite of previous technologies which often prove so ineffective criminals all but disregard them.
Most Public Safety PTZ cameras have already exceeded their life expectancy and the fact is the limitations of older technologies mean that most of these are pointing the wrong way when crimes occur. Viseum presents an unparalleled and cost-effective offering for clients to stay on top of all their camera installations. This is being achieved by replacing or upgrading PTZ cameras to become Viseum IMCs, which in turn enables control room staff to spend their time more effectively, maximises overall efficiencies and enables a much more viable solution for surveillance scheme expansion.
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