Cam­eras keep an eye out

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Schools -

Politi­cians, coun­cil­lors and guests turn out for the net­work un­veil­ing Pic­tured in the Novem­ber 13 Ad­ver­tiser of 1992 are re­gional coun­cil­lors Pat Don­nelly and Jim Jen­nings, dis­trict coun­cil­lor Eric Burns, Air­drie De­vel­op­ment Trust chair­man Jim Arm­strong and John Smith MP at the launch of the Air­drie Closed Cir­cuit Tele­vi­sion Net­work.

Hun­dreds of peo­ple turned out for the un­veil­ing, which was held at Air­drie po­lice of­fice.

The sys­tem con­sisted of 11 closed cir­cuit cam­eras in op­er­a­tion in Air­drie town cen­tre 24 hours a day; Labour leader John Smith of­fi­cially switched them on.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Wishart of Strath­clyde Po­lice said:“I have to­tal con­fi­dence in this sys­tem and I’m com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing re­sources.”

Big launch

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