Canning considers $2.5 million CCTV expansion plan

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CANNING council will consider the upgrade and expansion of CCTV systems in and around city-owned facilities, including adjoining car parks.

A review report of the current CCTV recommended that all systems be integrated and linked to a centralised control room for passive monitoring.

The report also recommended its Option Three be investigated further – the detail of which will be considered by council at this month’s council meeting.

The existing budget for CCTV operation and management is $25,000 and the total costs for Option Three tally $2.5 million.

This involves about $500,000 per annum or $16.60 per ratepayer per annum, based on five- year phased implementation.

It would involve about $30,000 in scoping costs, a $400,000 upgrade to the city’s network infrastructure, $100,000 fit out of a centralised control room, $180,000 for camera and software upgrades and expansion, and operational costs of about $200,000.