Everyone in the UK has a right to feel safe in their community. CCTV services help to achieve this; with 62 per cent of the general public wanting more CCTV in their local area according to the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).
The same CCTV networks are often used to optimise traffic flow, keep buses to schedule, clear routes for emergency services, as well as providing quality footage to secure criminal convictions.
In 2013 there were over 4 million CCTV surveillance cameras in the UK. Source: British Security Industry Association (BSIA), 2013
The police must be able to intercept a council’s CCTV system – switching off all feeds (except to their own command and control unit) in the event of accidents, public events or even terrorist attacks. When incidents happen camera feeds are vital and network reliability is not a point for compromise. Feed quality, upgrade-ability, price and contract term are also important.
CCTV systems are used in over 200 sectors of the economy, ranging from schools to local shops - providing a invaluable source of crime detection and evidence for the Police. Source: British Security Industry Association (BSIA), 2013
Traditional bonded DSL network-based solutions limit the ability to support bandwidth-hungry camera equipment advances or the addition of cameras as business districts expand.
Dark fibre provides limitless capacity, presenting an excellent, high-return-on-investment alternative. It can support as many high-frame-rate feeds as needed on day one, and gives full decision making power over equipment upgrades and camera additions, far into the future. All without any risk of picture quality degradation. Diverse feeds to particular areas can also be accommodated, ensuring all the best views of all the sites, all of the time.
'The new access points will enable us to improve our CCTV and traffic management solutions while allowing for future roll-outs of citywide Wi-Fi and other developments in a world of the Internet of Things and Smart Cities.' John Harrison, Corporate Director for Resources at Peterborough City Council
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