Case Study Background
Rhondda Cynon Taf operates a public space CCTV monitoring
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 Town Centres' overall management in Rhondda Cynon Taf covered by its town centre
To enhance community safety, assist in developing the area's economic well-being 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 using the CCTV system.
The Challenge - Anti Social Behaviour
Rhondda Cynon Taf had experienced anti-social behaviour and criminal activity in specific hotspots, often out of range for conventional CCTV systems. 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, to pro-actively tackle anti-social behaviour in the borough, officers needed cameras that they could install in a matter of hours and could be monitored remotely from any location.
The Solution - 4G Redeployable CCTV
To effectively tackle anti-social behaviour across varying locations, Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Community Safety partnership deployed several WCCTV
One of the key benefits of Redeployable CCTV is easily moving 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 integration to an existing control room.
“We have had activity on the 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.