New CCTV monitoring centre set to open in Dundee

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A new CCTV monitoring and control centre is set to open in Dundee in early December, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

The £750,000 Safety and Alarm Response Centre (SARC) will be a round-the-clock service to keep city residents safe.

The base will allow Dundee City Council staff to respond to incidents more quickly by bringing footage from CCTV cameras – of which there are about 1,000 in the city – under one roof.

It will also respond to the council’s 6,000 residents who are supported by the community alarm service.

The centre, which will be housed at the West District Housing Office in Sinclair Street in Lochee, will also allow information to be passed between other agencies, including police, ambulance and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

The aim is to get to incidents more quickly, and in particular, alarm systems at sheltered housing complexes will be linked up to the SARC, allowing council officials and blue light services to respond faster.

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