CCTV sites in­ves­ti­gated

Hamilton Metro News - - News -

A group work­ing on a se­cu­rity con­cept for Waipa has com­pleted its in­ves­ti­ga­tion and test­ing of suit­able lo­ca­tions for a foun­da­tion CCTV cam­era network in Cam­bridge, Ki­hik­ihi and Te Awa­mutu.

The Waipa CCTV com­mit­tee in­cludes rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Com­mSafe, Te Awa­mutu and Cam­bridge Com­mu­nity Boards, Te Awa­mutu and Cam­bridge Cham­bers, Cam­bridge Re­tail and other as­so­ci­ated agen­cies.

The plan is for a CCTV Waipa sys­tem which is com­mu­nity owned and op­er­ated as a sub­com­mit­tee of the Com­mSafe Trust.

The motto is ‘Work­ing to­gether through­out the greater Waipa en­vi­rons to build safer com­mu­ni­ties’.

A CCTV network in Cam­bridge, Ki­hik­ihi and Te Awa­mutu will: En­hance the per­cep­tion of safety; Act as an ef­fec­tive and proven de­ter­rent; Pro­vide an ef­fec­tive and ac­ces­si­ble tool to as­sist in re­solv­ing crime; En­cour­age busi­ness de­vel­op­ment; Give com­mu­ni­ties more confidence. This network will pro­vide cov­er­age of key ac­cess points and is based on lo­cal in­tel­li­gence. This is a foun­da­tion sys­tem which will be able to ex­pand as needs and funds are iden­ti­fied and raised.

Dis­cus­sions are un­der way with po­ten­tial com­mu­nity part­ners, in­fra­struc­ture and as­set own­ers to progress this project.

A Re­quest for Pro­posal (RFP) doc­u­ment for the sup­ply of the tech­ni­cal hard­ware will be re­leased and avail­able to­mor­row.

It is en­vis­aged a pre­sen­ta­tion will be made to each com­mu­nity board and the coun­cil ex­ec­u­tive in March when full cost­ings, im­ple­men­ta­tion and time­line in­for­ma­tion will be avail­able, sub­ject to fund­ing. A fur­ther up­date will be made at this time.

The next CCTV com­mit­tee meet­ing is on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 28 at 5.45pm at Com­mSafe in Ki­hik­ihi.

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to par­tic­i­pate in the RFP process, email: ange­holt@teawa­mutu.nz.

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