CCTV is being deployed across all four Pilbara local governments under a variety of policy and implementation regimes. The cost of installing
and maintaining CCTV systems is significant, and this project seeks to identify opportunities for regional procurement, monitoring and/or maintenance of these facilities.
Whilst CCTV often acts as a visual deterrent, its effectiveness is greatly enhanced when there is community awareness that the system is monitored 24×7, with potential criminal or inappropriate activities reported to local authorities in real time.
The intent of the monitoring aspect of this project is to engender greater feelings of public security, whilst safeguarding public amenities.
The regional CCTV project will also investigate the potential for a cloud-based monitoring service with interfaces to police, other emergency services, and insurers as appropriate. Where identified, cost savings may be realised in reduced incidence of property damage, and/or reduced local government insurance premiums as a result of more active asset protection.