New town centre CCTV system for approval

Approval for the upgrade of the Public Space CCTV system within Barnsley town centre will be discussed at cabinet next week.

The recommended new equipment will replace the current CCTV in the town centre, with modern technology allowing more functionality.

If approved, the upgrade will increase coverage and provide higher definition images for supporting town centre policing and to provide clear identification of incidents. The proposed system will also have the ability to provide innovative solutions in the future, supporting the development of a smart town centre.

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said: “A new CCTV system in the town centre will support the ongoing improvements that we are already seeing such as the new Glass Works, Library @ The Lightbox and future public space improvement.”

“The new technology will be a great step to aid our teams and partners to build a better Barnsley and provide increased public reassurance.”

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