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Oldham Council

Background

Oldham Council owns and operated a CCTV system, and works in conjunction with the police to fulfil a number of strategic objectives in line with the UK's Code of Practice for CCTV Usage.

The objectives of the Oldham CCTV System as determined by the partnership which forms the lawful basis for the processing of data are:-

  • To help reduce the fear of crime

  • To help deter crime

  • To help detect crime and provide evidential material for court proceedings

  • To assist in the overall management of Oldham Centre and surrounding areas

  • To enhance community safety, assist in developing the economic well being of the Oldham area and encourage greater use of the Town Centre, shopping mall, car parks, public amenities.

  • To assist the Local Authority in its enforcement and regulatory functions within the Oldham area

  • To assist in Traffic Management

  • To assist in supporting civil proceedings which will help detect crime

  • To assist in monitoring any Emergency Planning operations

The Challenge

Oldham Council wanted to take a proactive and targetted approach to tackling persistent fly-tipping to improve the quality of the environment for its residents.

In 2017 alone, the council's environmental team picked up more than 1,500 tonnes of illegally dumped waste, that can often contain hazardous and dangerous materials.

The cost of cleaning up illegally dumped waste to the council is an estimated £2,500 per day, directly impacting the taxpayer.

To battle this issue, the council wanted to invest in a surveillance solution that could be rapidly deployed, portable and provide high-quality images that could be used as evidence for prosecution.

WCCTV Oldham Council Redeployable CCTV

The Solution

Alongside many other initiatives, Oldham Council opted to install multiple redeployable CCTV cameras to help tackle antisocial behaviour.

Following a tender process, WCCTV 4G IR Speed Dome with NPR was identified as the system that offered the highest quality at the most competitive price.

WCCTV’s combined NPR and Redeployable CCTV 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 redeployable CCTV with advanced NPR technology.

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 Result

Since the deployment of WCCTV's 4G IR Speed Dome with NPR, Oldham Council have seen positive results in the collection of evidence to secure prosecutions against flytippers

With WCCTV's cameras being fully redeployable, the council are able to move the cameras quickly and easily to new locations as applications change. 

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