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Bournemouth Borough Council - Fly Tipping

Background

Bournemouth Borough Council's CCTV system is made up of cameras around Bournemouth. Some of these are fixed, while others can zoom in, pan and tilt. All images go to their central CCTV Control Room.

By using CCTV the council aims to:

  • Help detect crime by providing evidence in criminal proceedings

  • Prevent and reduce crime, public disorder and anti-social behaviour

  • Help the police track and capture people suspected of committing a crime

  • Help identify witnesses

  • Support Dorset Police and the Safer and Stronger Communities partnership’s 'Make Dorset Safer' campaign.

  • To help improve the town

  • To help improve traffic management in Bournemouth

The Issue

Bournemouth Borough Council were experiencing issues within areas which were unable to receive camera coverage through the existing fibre and COFDN infrastructure.

A rise in fly-tipping cases, as well as active drug suppliers affecting the quality of life for local residents, brought to light the urgent need for new systems to be put in place to monitor crime hotspots.

WCCTV Bournemouth Control Room

The Solution

Following a successful trial, Bournemouth Council elected to deploy WCCTV's 4G IR Speed Dome units which have been integrated to work with Synectics' Synergy video management platform.

WCCTV’s 4G IR Speed Dome is a Redeployable CCTV system specifically designed to deliver live and recorded high definition images via 4G mobile transmission.

As a truly all-in-one surveillance system, it combines an infrared PTZ camera, local recording capacity (up to 4TB) and wireless transmission technology into a single, lightweight unit.

The system is easy to install, easy to maintain, and can be moved to new locations to meet changing requirements.

Live and recorded footage can be accessed via 4G, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing users to remotely view and download the video via smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC or via integration to an existing control room.

Synectics' Synergy platform offers the Council central video surveillance control platform that connects to their range of WCCTV redeployable CCTV cameras and the fixed CCTV systems throughout the borough.

The Result

Following the deployment of the WCCTV 4G IR Speed Dome into a fly-tipping hotspot, Bournemouth Borough Council saw an immediate stop in cases, saving a lot of money due to reduced site visits and waste disposal needs.

A WCCTV 4G IR Speed Dome was also used to monitor an area where drug suppliers were active, however, the problem ceased upon deployment of the camera, resulting in an increase in quality of life for local residents.

The Daily Echo ran a news story on the success of the Bournemouth Council's investment in redeployable CCTV systems, stating:

The cameras have detected offences including assaults, kerb-crawling, public order offences, burglary and theft, leading to 124 arrests.

Cllr David Smith, cabinet member for planning and environment, said: “The mobile cameras have proven to be a huge success and extremely effective since they were introduced last April.

“They have enabled the council to tackle anti-social behaviour hotspots where there currently isn’t any coverage from the town’s fixed CCTV cameras.

“This is a cost-effective solution for both the council and the police to improve community safety throughout the borough.”

Sgt Steve Lyne from Dorset police said: “The mobile cameras have been a great tool in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, making Bournemouth safer.

“They have allowed officers to respond to issues as they arise and the feedback from local communities has been excellent.”

The Quote

"WCCTV were able to provide us with a cost-effective solution which was successfully integrated into our existing system.

Throughout working with WCCTV I have experienced good customer service and by using the cameras, Bournemouth Borough Council has saved £1000’s due to the reduction in crime."

CCTV Manager - Bournemouth Borough Council

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