Midleton’s long-awaited CCTV system coming into focus within six weeks
Street cameras monitoring public areas in Midleton will be ready for use within six weeks.
Several mini-pillars and metering cabinets have already recently been installed at locations along St Mary’s Road, Cork Road and Mill Road.
Camera poles and CCTV will be installed shortly but most of the town’s 26 planned cameras will be placed on buildings in the main thoroughfares, as well as on town exits.
A report to the East Cork Municipal District said “discussions and inspections” have been held regarding relay point locations of wireless transmission units”, with a wayleave agreement now prepared. Installation of recording equipment will follow once the transmission units are in place.
service Obelisk expects to have a survey of the Garda mast completed within two weeks
The system, being installed by Munster-based ADA Security Systems, was initiated by the former Midleton Town Council when it set aside €108,000 for the purpose in 2013. The system will cover up to a dozen town centre areas and adjoining routes and will include automatic number plate recognition, which will recognise false number plates from a data base.
While the cameras may be ready to roll in six weeks, it reEngineering mains unclear who will store the recorded data. Under recent data protection legislation a third party, such as the gardai, cannot both store and utilise the data collected but must apply to a third party, without a vested interest, to view or acquire the footage.