Cannock Chase District Council has identified the environment as a priority area, as such, they have committed a considerable budget to tackle a range of environmental crimes.
The district has two major centres, at Rugeley and Cannock, with additional small villages and hamlets lying within the area of outstanding natural beauty that is Cannock Chase.
These areas have fallen victim to fly-tipping, littering, dog fouling and graffiti incidents, causing a blight on the landscape. The main objective for Cannock Chase DC is to reduce environmental crime and raise awareness through publicity, encouraging the public to report environmental crime issues.
In order to effectively tackle environmental crime and prosecute offenders, Cannock Chase DC chose WCCTV’s combined NPR and Redeployable CCTV.
The system utilises the additional output channels of a WCCTV 4G IR Speed Dome to integrate a specialised High Definition Number Plate Recognition Camera.
This unique all-in-one rapid-deployment surveillance system combines all of the benefits of truly
The system harnesses the wireless transmission (4G/3G/Wi-Fi), local recording (up to 4TB) and 360° PTZ field of vision of the WCCTV Speed Dome range to provide a complete situational overview, while the NPR camera delivers crystal-clear images of number plates in all weather and lighting conditions.
The WCCTV 4G IR Speed Dome with NPR is ideal for strategic data collection along roadways, bridges, tunnels, key road junctions, entrances to buildings or other critical infrastructure. It is also an ideal crime-fighting tool against fly-tipping, parking offences, traffic violations and more.
By deploying the WCCTV 4G IR Speed Dome with NPR surveillance solution at fly-tipping hotspots, Cannock Chase DC swiftly caught one litterer and two fly-tippers, which all resulted in successful prosecutions.
The increased frequency of convictions, combined with an effective media campaign organised by Cannock Chase DC, resulted in a heavily reduced incidence of fly-tipping in the hotspot areas.