North has secured a contract with South Tyneside Council to deliver a CCTV control centre. As part of the £600k contract, North will design and relocate a fully integrated CCTV Control Centre, which will include the integration of multiple security systems merging access control, intruder detection and life safety, into one system to provide greater situational awareness and enhance incident management.
The new facility will be used to monitor Council services, including public space CCTV, local schools and wireless re-deployable cameras that will be located in areas such as problematic fly tipping spots and high-traffic zones. The new control centre is expected to be completed by September 2023.
Following the installation, North will provide a five-year support service package which will include the maintenance of public space CCTV cameras and the upgrade of analogue cameras to digital devices.
Daniel Chappell, Technical Account Manager at North, said: “North is proud to help create safer communities within South Tyneside through the delivery of a CCTV control centre, accelerating the local authority’s digitalisation goals.
“South Tyneside will now enjoy the benefits of integrated technology and new cameras which monitor a 360-view of the area with clearer images achieved through enhanced sensors.”
Cllr Jim Foreman, Lead Member for Housing and Community Safety, said: “CCTV is a vital tool in helping our residents feel safe and secure. As well as acting as a deterrent and helping detect crime and anti-social behaviour, it can also help us monitor and manage events in real-time and assist the emergency services. “This new technology is replacing older, outdated cameras to provide better image quality and enhanced night-time vision.”