Leading providers of commercial security systems, AlertSystems, comment on the recent news that CCTV cameras in Ely and Soham have been broken for almost a month.
A report in Cambridge News states that the CCTV cameras in Ely and Soham are not working correctly – and may not have been for the past month. A number of technical issues are reported to have arisen with the new CCTV system that has been put in place. As a result, police have been forced to increase patrols in key problem areas.
These issues have been ongoing for around a fortnight, although it is believed that a number of streets may not have received CCTV coverage for almost a month. For this, the council are said to have apologised “sincerely.” They have continued to reassure residents that they are doing their utmost to restore the system to being fully operational again.
As part of cost-cutting procedures, ownership of 35 CCTV cameras in Ely and Soham was transferred from East Cambridgeshire District Council to the city council in January. It is during a conversion to a wireless system that many technical issues have arisen, leaving some streets with poor CCTV coverage – or none at all.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “We are aware of the technical issues with the new CCTV system covering Ely and Soham, and are working closely with partner agencies to ensure the issue is resolved as soon as possible. We have alternative measures in place while the work is carried out, and we have increased patrols in some areas.”
As providers of CCTV security systems, AlertSystems are always interested in relevant industry news. A spokesperson from the company stated: “The technical issues Ely and Soham are having with their CCTV is a potentially dangerous situation for businesses in the area.
“Often, small businesses rely on council-funded CCTV to protect their premises from criminal activity. Without functioning council-funded CCTV, these businesses have been left vulnerable for up to a month. These cameras should be on-hand to provide vital footage in case of an emergency.
“Relying on council funded CCTV could mean compromising the safety of your business. For comprehensive high quality security that is controlled by you, it is best to invest in commercial security systems. First-rate CCTV and alarm systems won’t leave you unprotected due to technical difficulties, and you will have round the clock surveillance guaranteed.”
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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