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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council

Background

Rhondda Cynon Taf operates a public space CCTV monitoring programe to meet the following objectives:

  • To help reduce the fear of crime

  • The help deter crime

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

  • To assist in the overall management of the Town Centres in Rhondda Cynon Taf covered by its town centre cctv system

  • To enhance community safety, assist in developing the economic well being of the area and encourage greater use of the Town Centres, shopping areas car parks etc

  • To assist the Local Authority in its enforcement and regulatory functions within the areas covered

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

  • To assist in the training of CCTV operator, the Police and others involved in the use of the CCTV system

Redeployable CCTV for Public Sector 1

The Challenge

Rhondda Cynon Taf had experienced anti-social behaviour and criminal activity in specific hotspots which were often out of range for conventional CCTV systems, and the events tended to shift between areas.

The local Community Safety Partnership aims to continuously engage the local people and reassure them that action is being taken where it is most needed.

Though they already had an extensive CCTV network, in order to pro-actively tackle anti-social behaviour in the borough officers needed cameras that could be installed in a matter of hours, and that could be monitored remotely from any location.

The Solution

In order to effectively tackle anti-social behaviour across varying locations, Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Community Safety partnership deployed a number of WCCTV redeployable CCTV systems.

One of the key benefits of Redeployable CCTV is the ability to easily move the cameras to a new location should the monitoring requirements change.

WCCTV’s 4G IR Speed Dome is specifically designed to deliver live and recorded high definition images via 4G mobile transmission, it 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.

The Result

“We have had activity on a street in Aberaman monitored by a police officer in a patrol car in Aberdare and also by an officer in a command centre in Pontypridd.

The technology is incredible and I hope it serves as reassurance to our residents that we are committed to investing in innovative measures to tackle crime and disorder”

Head of Community Safety for Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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