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London Borough Streamlines CCTV

Monday, 08 February 2016

When a London borough merged and upgraded separate surveillance systems it meant its control centre could monitor six times as many cameras as before.

Islington is home to around 215,000 people, making it the highest density local authority in the UK. The borough features the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal Football Club, pictured; and more licensed premises per square mile than anywhere else in the UK – 13,000 in total, more than a third of which are allowed to sell alcohol 24 hours.

Sean Tuckey, CCTV crime and disorder manager for Islington Council, said: “Just over a year ago we moved to a new state-of-the-art control room, prior to which we already had an excellent detection rate. But we wanted to do more, and there are several key features of our upgraded surveillance system that are already making a big difference.”

Read the full story at Professional Security Magazine Online