A COMMUNITY-operated CCTV network has been installed in Tuart Hill.
Security company Blueforce spearheaded the project on behalf of local businesses after securing a $48,000 Federal Government grant.
Director Dale Lofts said Blueforce’s office would house the network’s recorder.
“This project provides an invaluable resource to help our local police collect high-quality evidence to more effectively prevent crime and prosecute offenders,” he said.
“We’re extremely proud to have contributed toward the increased security of Tuart Hill, keeping residents, local students and visitors safe, and encouraging our business precinct to thrive and attract future investment.”
Cameras provide coverage of public areas along Wanneroo Road between Lawley Street and Cape Street and have already supplied footage to police and business operators in relation to several incidents.
Mr Lofts said they were also seeking applications for its Bluewatch Community Program, which provides security, safety and audio-visual solutions to non-profit organisations.
“Non-profit groups are the very heart of our communities, but they are often limited by a lack of funding and manpower,” he said.
“Volunteers and members do their best to maintain and improve facilities, but they don’t always have the budget or expertise to upgrade their systems and technology in the most productive way.”
Last year’s recipient North Beach Rugby League Football Club received a donated CCTV network and PA system.
Applications close on May 31; email firstname.lastname@example.org.