Enterprising Bathgate – in partnership with West Lothian Council – invested in the upgrading of the CCTV cameras and renewal of all cabling in the town centre. The project also involved a successful funding application to the Scottish Government and input from Police Scotland. Enterprising Bathgate now provides the revenue to facilitate 24/7 dedicated monitoring and management of the town centre public space CCTV in Bathgate.
In our business survey more than 92% of responders either agreed or strongly agreed with the statement “The CCTV Monitoring Project is an excellent development which should improve safety for both daytime and evening economies”.
The main outcomes resulting from the successful conclusion of this project:
- all 14 CCTV cameras have been upgraded to provide pan, tilt and zoom facilities
- images from all cameras will be viewed by Town Centre Activities using the latest technology
- the cameras will be monitored 24/7 by TCA staff
- contract will be implemented from April 2017