Council-run CCTV surveillance system in Flintshire to be monitored in Wrexham

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The council-run integrated CCTV surveillance camera system in Flintshire is set to be monitored from a facility in Wrexham following the approval of cost-cutting measures by both local authorities, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

There are currently 120 cameras installed in the county, all of which are monitored by staff at the Flintshire Council’s HQ in Mold.

However, as the council prepares to knock down the part of County Hall where the screens are based, officers have been looking at the possibility of relocating the service to Wrexham Council’s CCTV control room on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

While Flintshire will remain responsible for the costs of fibre connections and the maintenance and replacement of its cameras, the overall amount it spends is expected to reduce from almost £185,000 down to £141,000 per year.

Wrexham will now take responsibility for managing the joint system for both counties, but staff currently employed by Flintshire to monitor the system will be moved over to Wrexham, where new screens will be installed to show footage from the county.

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