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If criminals and would-be offenders know that footage is being reviewed at all times it will add to the deterrent strength of CCTV cameras

Leading provider of business security systems, AlertSystems, has backed a potential link-up between two councils in the North West of England that would see CCTV across its area of jurisdiction monitored 24 hours a day.

It follows the news that Fylde Council in Lancashire is to explore the possibility of forming a five year agreement with neighbouring Wyre Council to guarantee that surveillance cameras in the borough are monitored at all times.

The council currently has nine CCTV cameras in St Annes and Kirkham, which had been checked in partnership with Blackpool Council. However, following the termination of their agreement with their Security Services in September, Fylde Council revealed it is now looking to set up a new agreement with Wyre Council for 24 hour monitoring at a total annual cost of £52,000.

After several bank and jewellery raids in the borough in recent years, Fylde’s cabinet member for social wellbeing, Cllr Cheryl Little, said the agreement was needed in order to prevent crime. The proposals will be discussed at a scrutiny committee meeting on November 6th. If agreed to, the contract could start in December and continue until November 2019, although Wyre Council has so far declined to comment on the proposals.

The issue of around-the-clock CCTV monitoring has certainly been a topic of debate in Blackpool since it was scrapped as part of budget cuts last year. Pub landlords, victims of crime and other business owners are among those to have called for it to be reinstated following a number of incidents in the town centre.

As a leading independent provider of CCTV systems, AlertSystems has welcomed talk of the two councils joining forces over the monitoring of surveillance cameras and believes it would benefit everyone that lives and works in the area.

A spokesman for the company said: ‘The reports that Fylde and Wyre Councils are considering pooling their resources to ensure that CCTV systems are monitored 24 hours a day is great news both for the public and businesses operating in the area.

‘If criminals and would-be offenders know that footage is being reviewed at all times it will add to the deterrent strength of CCTV cameras. What’s more, the technological advancements in remote access capability mean that it is now easier and more practical than ever for them to be monitored at all times,’ he added.

AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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