New £200,000 CCTV surveillance camera system goes live across Inverclyde

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A new CCTV surveillance camera system worth an estimated £200,000 has been deployed across Inverclyde, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

The new system, funded and operated by Inverclyde Council and Police Scotland features state of the art 4G technology, with images from the cameras being stored in a data cloud, and also boasts mobile cameras.

Councillor Michael McCormick, convener of the council’s environment and regeneration committee, said: “We are taking an innovative approach by using a 4G system rather than a radio or fibre-optic network.

“It will be fast and flexible and allow us to deploy cameras where they’re most needed without having to run cables from the camera to the monitoring suite.

“There is an ongoing problem with fly-tipping, for example, and this new system means that we will be able to quickly install cameras at locations where, up until now, dumb dumpers have been safe from surveillance.”

The system has 40 fixed cameras and four mobile ones.

The majority are located in town centres or at busy points on the road network and rather than transmitting along a fixed cable to the CCTV monitoring suite at Greenock Police Station, the cameras now record images to the cloud using the 4G mobile network and can extract clips when they are needed


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