CCTV sites investigated
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.