During 2018, SGS Systems Ltd were approached by Lapley, Stretton & Wheaton Aston Parish council to install and maintain CCTV technology security on Marston Field in Wheaton Aston. Prior to this, other options had been considered and a variety of interventions had been made to try to discourage increasing levels of anti-social behaviour within the area, yet all options produced little success.
As a result of multi-agency working, SGS Systems Ltd were privileged to provide CCTV technology monitoring equipment which will see the protection of the community area increased, by the installation of 2 self-monitoring cameras, utilising CSL dual com and a 4G router. Whilst, the time and date is visible on every frame to make the recording admissible as evidence.
Many aspects have to be considered when under-taking such a project which often involves the police, local authorities, families and residents, voluntary organisations through to environmental associates. There is also specific legislation which communities are required by law to adhere too.
If you install a CCTV camera overlooking a public place, such as a walkway that runs behind a terrace of houses or the road at the end of a cul-de-sac, the images you capture are subject to the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). The Act gives everyone the right to see information you captured about them, such as images of them or their car number plate. It also sets strict rules that CCTV operators must follow when they gather, store, and release CCTV images of individuals. – according to the Neighboorhood Watch Website – https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/crimes-archive/cctv/
To find out more about how we could help your community area, community centre, recreation ground or park space, please contact our property security sales team at SGS Systems Ltd. Through a confidential review of the community area and working closely with individual community groups, SGS Systems Ltd are on hand to suggest a security solution to suit your budget and meet the protection needs of the community.
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