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Council set to install CCTV in Coalisland

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

MID-ULSTER Council is planning to install CCTV in Coalisland for the first time.

It is part of a general plan to increase monitoring of towns and villages across the district.

The Council intends to install two cameras in the town, with two also planned for Fivemiletown.

Around 90,000 is to be spent over the next few months modernising and improving CCTV in the area.

And for the first time, CCTV will be monitored live from a new hub in Magherafelt.

Cameras are to be supervised in the control room for 34 hours per week, typically from Thursday to Sunday.

In addition to the installation of the Mid-Ulster control room and equipment, there will be seven new IP PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) cameras in Magherafelt and four new IP PTZ cameras in Cookstown with wireless links and installation of a new CCTV column.

They will also install two new IP PTZ cameras and four bullet cameras, with one further camera to be confirmed linking with the Police.

Live monitoring will be carried out, something which is not presently the case in the district, with agreements being finalised with Police for access to the footage where required. Work is currently underway on setting up the equipment and is expected to be completed very soon.

It is estimated the cost of the installations and service will be 33,800 for this year, 24,804 in the second year and 23,804 in the third year. In addition to Coalisland and Fivemiletown receiving CCTV cameras for the first time, there will be four installed in Maghera and one in Draperstown. That is estimated to cost in the region of a further 9,000.

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