CCTV to be upgraded across city

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long, along with the rest of the council, hopes more residents will invest in home security devices with the rollout of a subsidy scheme.
Camera IconCity of Karratha Mayor Peter Long, along with the rest of the council, hopes more residents will invest in home security devices with the rollout of a subsidy scheme. Credit: Alicia Perera

Security is set to ramp up around Karratha, with a series of upgrades to CCTV equipment to take place over the next five years.

Following an audit last year, the City of Karratha developed a CCTV strategy and implementation plan outlining the scope and priority of upgrades that addressed outdated technology and extended safety, measuring, monitoring and management capabilities.

At its May ordinary meeting, the council approved Karratha-based Command IT Services as the tender to carry out stage one of the CCTV works.

Works to be completed by Command IT Services included the supply, installation and commission of high-definition CCTV to manage, monitor and record activities at a number of sites across the city. The council has allocated $437,000 to the initiative, along with $60,000 allocated in the community facilities budget, with a City of Karratha spokesperson saying the upgrades would be delivered in stages.

“Stage one of the implementation plan is anticipated to begin in May and be complete by early 2021, with upgrades aligning with the City’s goal to provide safe and well maintained public spaces to our community,” they said.

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