To test both cameras and the wireless network for the final stage of the wireless city programme, cameras will be hung at a number of locations and tested. The cameras will not be used for any enforcement purposes. On completion of testing, not to exceed 48 hours, the camera will be removed.
We have one of the most advanced CCTV schemes currently in operation in the country. Our CCTV control room, based at the Trocadero, is equipped with state of the art digital recording and editing facilities servicing a network of 33 cameras in the West End as well as separate schemes in Church Street, Oxford Street and Belgravia. The level of sophistication is such that images can be enhanced on site without having to source the expertise of police or other crime investigators.
We also have a highly advanced Open Circuit Television system. This is effectively the opposite of CCTV. Images are transmitted directly from the surveillance camera to a mobile phone which relays images to a laptop or palmtop computer. This allows rapid deployment, unprecedented versatility and consequently, better re-assurance.
No other local authority has such advanced technology at their disposal. Both systems have provided important evidence in criminal proceedings.
Here are some examples of what the CCTV system may be used for:
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