Full marks for CCTV!
Published on Wednesday, 4th October 2017
For the fourth year running, NBBC’s CCTV system has received British Standard (BS) accreditation which recognises good management and operation. The System passed with flying colours, yet again with no non-conformities.
In addition, the System was found to meet the requirements of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice which ensures that cameras are deployed and used only for their intended purpose, thereby protecting the rights of individuals.
The BS accreditation process provides an independent test against robust industry standards and ensures that the Council’s CCTV service operates efficiently and effectively.
Cllr Dennis Harvey, Leader of the Council said:
“It is wonderful that the high quality of our CCTV service has been recognised by the BS Board.
“Gaining this accreditation shows what an excellent CCTV operation we have here in the Borough. CCTV is a valuable community safety resource in preventing and detecting crime, providing evidence for prosecution and giving peace of mind to our communities.
“We work hard to maintain this highly acclaimed service for residents, businesses and visitors alike."
There are 114 cameras, installed at strategically positioned locations around the Borough, recording real time footage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which is then fed via optical fibre cabling back to the monitoring centre at Nuneaton Town Hall.
CCTV coverage extends across both Nuneaton and Bedworth town centres and includes most of the Borough Council car parks, enhancing their safety and contributing to the Council’s Park Mark award.
Danny Aldington, portfolio holder with responsibility for car parks said:
"CCTV plays a key role in our car parks, keeping down crime and anti-social behaviour and reassuring car park users.
"However, as everyone knows, any system is only as good as the people who operate it, so it’s fantastic to know that our operations have stood up well to independent scrutiny.”
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