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Coventry City Council

Background

Coventry City Council has utilised CCTV cameras since the late 1980s. CCTV is a vital tool in the delivery of key Council services and in supporting the Police in the detecting of anti-social behaviour and fighting crime.

The system is an integral element in the Council’s ‘toolbox’ that also includes a network of two-way radios, store detectives, ‘face-watch’ etc. which enables the co-ordinated and proactive monitoring of public space.

Ultimately, CCTV systems are vital to the delivery of the Council’s key core objectives of protecting vulnerable people and making the community feel safer.

The Challenge

Coventry City Council’s Communications Centre has provided security for the council, local businesses and the people of Coventry for over 30 years.

The centre was presented with the challenge of balancing the need to future-proof their CCTV systems, manage cost and economies of scale, while still providing a high-quality solution for tackling and reducing crime, anti-social behaviour and traffic management.

The CCTV Monitoring and Response Manager specifically wanted to reduce man-hours from operations by utilising a solution that gave them remote access to live and recorded footage.

The Solution

Coventry City Council has deployed WCCTV’s 4G IR Speed Dome, a Redeployable CCTV camera that is specifically designed to deliver live and recorded high definition images via 4G mobile transmission.

The system combines an infrared PTZ camera, local recording capacity (up to 4TB) and wireless transmission technology into a single, lightweight unit.

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.

WCCTV’s experienced and pro-active support team were able to ensure Coventry City Council were able to take advantage of the recently available 4G network and maximise the capability of the network to deliver high-quality images.

The Result

Coventry City Council said:

“I have no hesitation in recommending the 4G Mini Dome. Using 4G has allowed us to future-proof our asset with very little revenue implication. The camera has saved man-hours, with features like remote access and remote download being the key.”

“The support from the WCCTV team in all areas has been excellent and helped us in the early days to install and understand the capability of the camera.”

Related Links

Public Sector CCTV

WCCTV 4G IR Speed Dome

The Benefits of Redeployable CCTV

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