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police in Newcastle have urged local businesses and the local council to invest heavily in high-quality CCTV

The reaction follows a report published in the Newcastle Chronicle on August 17th revealing that police in Newcastle have urged local businesses and the local council to invest heavily in high-quality CCTV over fears that the footage they currently have access to is not sufficient enough to identify suspects.

Reports from Police demonstrate that the CCTV surveillance outside Flares nightclub on Newcastle’s Collingwood Street on July 21st was not adequate enough to provide any evidence towards a recent hit and run incident. Pedestrian, Michael Horner, from Newcastle, was hit as he crossed the road just in front of the venue and left with severe bruising. The incident has sparked city-wide calls for investments in security systems to be made to prevent further instances of this nature occurring.

Public safety in Newcastle City Centre has always been an issue. However, due to this announcement from authorities, the need to increase the quality of security is much more pressing. The CCTV camera outside the nightclub was broken and, as a result, the car in question cannot be identified. There are concerns that should an even more serious incident occur in an area densely populated with bars and clubs, inadequate CCTV will hold back investigations.

Across the first six months of 2014, 483 crimes were reported in and around nightclubs in the city centre. 284 were listed as anti-social behaviour, but there were also 44 arrests for violent and sexual offences and 17 for criminal damage. In light of this, there have been calls for authorities and business owners to work together more coherently to provide a better safety network for the people of Newcastle.

A spokesperson for AlertSystems, leaders in the field of business security, has released a statement following the report.

“As an area that is regularly congested, especially at weekends, it is imperative that the correct safety measures are put into place.

“Without cameras that provide {high-quality video retention|], incidents such as this go unpunished and the public are left without a sense of security. As much as the council needs to invest in the security infrastructure of Newcastle City Centre, it is also up to local business owners to be providing their customers with a safe environment to enjoy themselves in. By investing in high-quality CCTV, the clubs and bars will be able to provide police with valuable information should an incident occur.”

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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