CCTV network goes digital

17 Jan 2024 02:17
Published by: Scott Callan

CCTV coverage in town centres across Cheshire East is being upgraded to provide an improved public safety network across the borough.
The switch from an analogue to digital network began in Disley, with work in Sandbach, Middlewich, Congleton, Holmes Chapel and Alsager near completion.
The roll out will continue across all other town centres and is expected to be completed by February.
The network and its control room have been undergoing modernisation over the last two years to meet advances in technology.
An as part of the switchover programme, the CCTV service has reviewed locations and introduced seven new camaras.
On top of that 13 camera location changes have also occurred following consultation and reviews of ‘incident data’.
Mick Warren, who chairs Cheshire East Council’s environment and communities committee, said: “This is a hugely positive step, one which has an obvious and immediate benefit to residents.
“Switching to an entirely digital system provides a far greater level of public security and the location reviews are a very positive appraisal of the borough to ensure we have a system that works for the public and businesses.
“The council is facing increasing financial pressures and we need to make sure that our services are delivered as effectively and efficiently as possible.
“The capital investment we have made in this system will be returned with interest in the coming years and more importantly than that, gives residents the reassurance that Cheshire East remains a very safe place to live and work.”

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