Council doubles down on cost for new CCTV network
According to reports, the cost of 148 new CCTV cameras/network for North East Lincolnshire has doubled.
North East Lincolnshire Council is set to approve plans to spend £2.2million on the new CCTV network.
It was initially given the go-ahead last year for £1million.
According to reports, it will cost an additional £1.25million due to rising costs and the new specifications for the cameras and control room.
The report to members states: “This will enable the council to operate an effective modern CCTV capability utilizing the latest technology and transmission infrastructure to improve community safety and reduce crime and the fear of crime. ”
Work is expected to start in May and be completed by September.
The existing network has had several minor upgrades since and is now outdated.
The report adds: “During the initial phase and in consultation with Humberside Police via a crime mapping exercise, it was identified that the system would benefit from an additional 51 permanent camera locations being included in the project.”.