Global MSC Security won a recent tender publicised by Dyfed Powys Police (DPP) to conduct a force-wide review of public space surveillance of their local authority CCTV systems across fifteen towns.
DPP issued a press release this week stating: -
"A force-wide review of CCTV has been completed. The company selected to carry out the review was, MSC, with project lead Inspector Mark Davies and architectural liaison officers PC Rob Chapman and PC Ian Whiteford, completed their tour of the force area last week in Ceredigion.
The review marks the start of a £2 million four-year project and a key priority for the Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn coming to fruition.
An improved circuit of CCTV is being planned for 15 towns where there is an identified need.
Mr Llywelyn said: “Reinvesting in CCTV is one of my key priorities and I’m pleased that the first stage in the project has been completed. The comprehensive review has looked at existing camera locations, requirements for new locations as well as ensuring we have the latest technology in the cameras to ensure we invest in a CCTV system fully fit for purpose, with that purpose being to keep our communities safe for years to come.”
Existing architecture will be used wherever possible but all cameras will be updated to HD IP cameras. The cameras will be state of the art with a much greater resolution than before and will be Wi-Fi enabled. There will be a central monitoring suite in the Force Communication Centre and each town’s police station will also have monitoring capabilities.
If CCTV evidence is needed, officers will be able to take what they need directly from the system with no requirement for memory sticks or burning of discs.
The next steps in the project are to work closely with procurement to go out to tender for suppliers who will be able to carry out the work.
The first cameras are expected to be installed and operating by Early 2018."
The picture shows left to right seated, Derek Maltby, MSC MD, Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn, standing (L-R), PC Rob Chapman, Inspector Mark Davies, Geoff Bailey (MSC), Roger Hardiman, (MSC) and PC Ian Whiteford.