State-of-the-art CCTV control room launched

A new state-of-the-art CCTV control room which allows officers to monitor footage from across Peterborough and Fenland has been launched.

The new shared service control room is based in Peterborough city centre and provides a dedicated and modern environment to accommodate both Peterborough City Council and Fenland District Council CCTV services. 

The new control room consists of a fully digital video wall made up of 12 large LED screens, with three dedicated operator workstations consisting of a further nine screens.

It provides a dedicated workspace for Cambridgeshire Constabulary's CCTV liaison officer, who works alongside the CCTV team completing retrospective media reviews and evidence provision. 

The control room also includes the connected CCTV customers that were under the operation and management by each council area.

Both councils have invested in CCTV, with each authority funding a full camera and recording server replacement and upgrade to ensure that the continued provision of CCTV within Peterborough and Fenland provides high quality images and recordings.

Councillor Irene Walsh, Peterborough City Council's cabinet member for communities, said: "This vital work will support the detection and reduction of crime and disorder, as well as reducing the fear of crime within our camera zones.

"The merger of CCTV services for both Fenland and Peterborough will also help deliver operational savings for each authority, whilst delivering improved services to local communities and customers."

Councillor Susan Wallwork, Fenland District Council's Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: "This excellent new facility will be a vital tool in our joint efforts with police to ensure our communities are kept safe and secure.

"With faster, digital technology, it will provide an even more effective and efficient service and offer real benefits to our residents, local businesses and visitors." 

Article added: February 14, 2020

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