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IP surveillance keeps Scottish council district safe.

Ntl:Telewest Business : 02 November, 2007  (Application Story)
Round the clock IP surveillance in North Lanarkshire focuses on maintaining public safety in town centres, schools and housing estates.
In the run up to 5 November, North Lanarkshire Council is using its advanced IP CCTV network to ensure that its 330,000 citizens have a safe and enjoyable Bonfire Night. North Lanarkshire has one of the largest IP CCTV installations in Europe with over 250 cameras installed across seven town centres, housing estates including school facilities and business locations. The system, run by North Lanarkshire CCTV Ltd was installed and deployed by ntl:Telewest Business.

Bonfire Night is one of the busiest times of year for the emergency services, due to unsupervised fires, misuse of fireworks and arson, which threatens both property and public safety. According to latest Government statistics from 2005, nearly 1,000 people were injured by fireworks in the four weeks leading up to 5 November across the UK.

North Lanarkshire Council deployed a £1.3 million IP CCTV network, which went live in February 2007. During the run-up to Bonfire Night, an officer from Strathclyde Fire Service will be based in North Lanarkshire's central control room, monitoring for potential bonfire and firework risks to ensure public safety.

"For the vast majority of people Bonfire Night is a time for fun with fireworks," commented Emma Walker, Project Manager, North Lanarkshire CCTV. "However to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable time, our comprehensive IP CCTV network is in place to protect the people and buildings of North Lanarkshire around 5 November. Working together with the Strathclyde Fire Service, we hope that Bonfire Night proves to be a good one for all our citizens."

With its IP CCTV deployment, North Lanarkshire CCTV Ltd operates a 24/7 operation. By recording digital images, the council can transfer all security files to a central control room over the network regardless of camera location. As it is digital images can be analysed immediately and used to alert security personnel to potential problems. The flexibility of IP CCTV also means ensures that it can meet the changing demands of the area, such as in the run up to Bonfire Night.

Traditionally this is Strathclyde Fire and Rescue's busiest period of the year and, in preparation, the Service has worked closely with NL CCTV Ltd and other agencies to identify hazards and take action to reduce the potential risk of injury and damage to the built environment.

Gerry MacMillan, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service commented, "Ensuring safety for all is the priority and in this period of high activity CCTV coverage throughout North Lanarkshire provides invaluable assistance in the pursuance of this objective."

"The improved flexibility and image quality delivered via the IP CCTV network means that it is easier to plan and monitor major events such as Bonfire Night, delivering a safer time for everyone," added Christopher Small, Director of Public Sector, ntl:Telewest Business.
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