Upgrade to Public Facing CCTV Cameras in Sussex

Mid Sussex District Council

Upgrade to Public Facing CCTV Cameras in Sussex

Sussex Police and local authorities across Sussex have announced an upgrade to public-facing CCTV cameras across the county to ensure compatibility with the introduction of new features and developments.

Over the coming months, outdated CCTV cameras across the region will be replaced by digital ones to provide the county with new, fit-for-purpose systems. Additionally, the technology that supports these new cameras will also receive updates, resulting in an estimated 50% reduction in annual maintenance costs. The cameras will continue to operate during the upgrade process.

Assistant Chief Constable Howard Hodges said:

“We are pleased that cameras across the county will be upgraded to new digital cameras with better functionality.

“These cameras, owned by individual district and borough councils, play a crucial role in crime reduction efforts by providing valuable support to law enforcement.

“We recognise the importance of CCTV, and residents and visitors can be assured that the cameras will continue to be a supportive tool for improving community safety here in Sussex.”

A third of all costs for upgrading cameras and enhancing the system have been funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office through the Safer Streets 5 programme. This funding is particularly valuable during times of financial strain nationwide, enabling councils to sustain and advance this essential work.

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “This funding is particularly valuable during times of financial strain nationwide, enabling councils to sustain and advance this essential work.”

Alison Bennett, Deputy Leader at Mid Sussex District Council, said:

“The teamwork among Sussex’s councils to boost community safety with CCTV cameras is fantastic and these cameras are vital for cutting crime and helping the police. As partners, we know CCTV makes our communities safer, and we’re excited to share these improvements with local residents and businesses.

“We are looking forward to working together and using technology to make our neighbourhoods safer and more secure. We thank everyone for their support and patience while we work to make Sussex a better place to live and work, and we’re looking forward to a safer future ahead.”

We value the assistance it provides to Sussex residents and visitors and look forward to sharing further updates on the progress of our partnership.

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