Rhondda Cynon Taf Town Centre CCTV Installation
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council initiated a £150,000 programme to upgrade the CCTV systems in seven towns across the county - making it one of the most advanced systems in the country.
The project is part of the Councils commitment to keeping residents and visitors safe in Rhondda Cynon Taf, and helps the Council and its partners to not only prevent and detect crime and anti-social behavior but also to locate and safeguard vulnerable individuals, including missing persons.
With an excellent reputation for minimising the day-to-day impact of a systems overhaul on their clients business, CDS won a competitive tendering process to deliver the new CCTV system upgrade for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.
CDS worked closely with the Council's CCTV Manager and Head of IT to design the system and create the project timeline. Ensuring minimum disruption was an important goal for the project.
The council were still using an analogue system with a high rental cost due to its reliance on BT RS 100 lines. Along with a significant upgrade to the technology, CDS would design a new state of the art system that would not only improve security but also create significant savings for the county.
The first stage of the project saw the creation of a new control room based in Tonypandy. Taking only two days to move the central operation from Williamstown, this phase was the cornerstone for a smooth switch over.
Next came the carefully planned installation of the new cameras across the county. A smooth transition was again a key priority. In towns such as Treorchy, the new cameras were replacing 30-year-old models. In Porth 11 new cameras were installed with only 10 hours of downtime.
The new cameras provided excellent picture quality including night vision, instant feedback, 31 days recordings and weatherproof access points.
In addition to the improvements to the CCTV system, the upgrade also enabled the rollout of the Council’s free town centre Wi-Fi programme across the seven principal towns of Rhondda Cynon Taf.
The free Wi-Fi system has a safe search governed service and is linked to the IWF watch list and counter-terrorism list.
The project is still ongoing but will be completed by March 2020.
Initial feedback is extremely positive.
In Aberdare between 7th and 31st of October 678 new devices joined the Wi-Fi system with 1111 hours of usage and 57 gig of data downloaded.
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