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 are viewed by North Lanarkshire Council using the latest technology and monitored 24/7 by TCA staff.
- The contract implemented in April 2017 continues to prove a significant tool for Police Scotland and partners with images of various incidents being made available to assist with community safety, crime prevention and other criminal enquiries, as well as reducing officer time and resource incurred in resolution.