Safe City London
Soon after London Borough of Richmond’s first proof-of-concept installation, it captured its first incident that would usually be missed by any other manned or unmanned CCTV camera. This council was astonished when they played back their video to watch the incident unfold with quality evidence to convict. This is because if any other camera managed to record it, it would be so rare that it would make headline news.
Viseum has also partnered with Nottingham City Council to improve the operational processes of the Viseum cameras in their CCTV control room, so that their CCTV operators can respond to incidents in the most effective way. This is Nottingham City Council’s Community SafetyWatch® business model.
North West England
Viseum has partnered with Salford City Council to digitally integrate its cameras with the council’s command control and communications, in order to permit their CCTV operators to use the locally stored Viseum camera recordings, and help clear up crime more effectively. Danny Hoy, Facilities Manager for Salford City Council, said: “Viseum’s Panoramic Camera functions make it ideal for covering large scale events. Traditional cameras can only look at a fraction of a space at any one time,”
Safe City Isle of Man
Viseum has partnered with the the Isle of Man Government to introduce new Regeneration Schemes for Public Safety areas. One Borough Engineer and Surveyor, also a lead member of its Community Safety Partnership Programme, said “The Redeployable Viseum IMC uses proven CCTV Technology and enables fewer cameras to be deployed, offering better coverage and more effective crime detection and prevention – at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems”.
Privacy – This government’s first installations of the Viseum cameras were met with extreme resistance from the further surrounding communities. These communities used the argument that their privacy rights were breached, but this was soon quashed once they understood it is automated and nobody was actually watching them.