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Tower Hamlets council launches new CCTV van

PUBLISHED: 08:00 30 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:13 05 October 2010

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THE fight to tackle antisocial behaviour has taken to the streets after a new CCTV van to deter crime and capture evidence was launched by Tower Hamlets council this week. The high-visibility CCTV van has four colour cameras that can capture high-quality

THE fight to tackle antisocial behaviour has taken to the streets after a new CCTV van to deter crime and capture evidence was launched by Tower Hamlets council this week.

The high-visibility CCTV van has four colour cameras that can capture high-quality images, even in low light conditions.

It includes a roof mounted rotating camera, which can be controlled from inside the vehicle or even remotely from the CCTV control room at the Town Hall.

The van is operated by Tower Hamlets Enforcement Officers, who already have mini-CCTV cameras on their uniforms.

The council says the van will be used to target antisocial behaviour hotspot and respond immediately disorder.

Costing £50,000, the vehicle is fitted with the latest digital radio system for communications and also has GPS tracking.

An on board transmission system means that the position of the vehicle and the live feed can be transmitted back to the CCTV control room and onto the police control room.

Boosted power supplies and additional batteries mean that it can be used as a mobile control centre in an emergency or at an event. It even has a public address system.

The CCTV van is in addition to 280 fixed cameras Tower Hamlets council runs in the East End.


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