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April 6, 2012 8:00 AM

There have been ongoing problems with anti social fires, underage drinking and other anti-social behaviour acrossDentonwhich are of great concern to residents and councillors. The Council has been approached on a number of occasions asking for more closed circuit television cameras to be installed.

Councillor Sarah Cross says: "I am pleased to say that theDenton ward Committee has agreed to contribute funds towards the purchase of replacement redeployable cctv units for shared use in the wards in the outer west of the city with the ability to transmit images live to the 24 hour control centre at the civic centre. There will also be scope for extra cctv units based on each ward's needs."

The purchase of these new cameras will allow for real time monitoring of the cameras by City Council control room staff when tasked. This will provide a vastly improved service from the current record-only function provided and post incident review.

The new units will allow control room staff to talk direct to neighbourhood Police teams and direct them to offenders at the time of an incident. Images will be recorded live at the control room and be available for viewing without the need to visit the cameras as at present.

"Residents will welcome the extra security that these new cameras will bring to our community" says Sarah.