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London Borough’s CCTV Strategy

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The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has a significant investment in CCTV technology, which systems are monitored 24 hours a day.

Barking and Dagenham Council‘s Public Space CCTV Strategy 2013-2018, is a five year strategy detailing plans for “an effective public space CCTV service which delivers value for money”.

The Council has 117 cameras in operation across the Borough, which are monitored 24 hours a day. CCTV images are transmitted via fibre and wireless networks to a CCTV Control Room where they are recorded 24 hours a day and monitored by skilled, vetted and licensed CCTV Operators, details the strategy.

“Over the years our CCTV has been in place it has proved time and again to be an essential tool in reducing the opportunities for crime and disorder in the Borough and providing evidence to ensure offenders are found and prosecuted”, states the strategy.

The strategy has a number of key objectives, including:

  • help reduce the fear of crime
  • help detect crime and provide evidential material for court proceedings
  • assist in the overall management of public spaces
  • reduce the cost of repairs as a result of vandalism or criminal damage
  • ensure the safe and efficient operation of the road network

The Barking and Dagenham Council is one of 32 London Borough Councils, located approximately 11 miles east of central London. Barking and Dagenham Council provides a broad range of local government services.

Read Barking and Dagenham’s CCTV Policy.

More about Barking and Dagenham’s use of CCTV.

Learn about the UK’s CCTV Code of Practice.