TUART Hill businesses are installing CCTV in a bid to tackle crime.
Security company Blueforce, on Wanneroo Road, has received nearly $48,000 from the Federal Government to create the local CCTV network.
Director Dale Lofts applied for the funding as part of the national Safer Communities program after he and other business owners experienced ongoing issues, including burglary, vandalism and drug-related activity.
It will install 12 security cameras on Wanneroo Road between Lawley and Cape streets, with footage available to businesses and police.
“A comprehensive multi-camera CCTV network like this is understandably beyond the budget of individual small businesses, so the funding we’ve received will alleviate this financial burden and ensure efficient coverage throughout the wider business area,” Mr Lofts said.
“Blueforce is one of the few businesses in the precinct with external CCTV coverage and we often provide WA Police with high-quality CCTV footage of crimes and traffic incidents, so the extended network will be a fantastic resource for law enforcement.
“Should other businesses wish to get involved down the track, we’ve designed the network to enable additional camera integration, allowing future scaling of the network’s reach and capacity.”
Mr Lofts believed it would also benefit customers, residents and the wider community.
Stirling MHR Michael Keenan said Mr Lofts approached him mid-last year with the idea for the network.
“Mr Lofts had approached several local businesses in the area that were all very keen to see a secure network installed that would help to deter potential criminals from offending, so I encouraged him to submit an application under the Safer Communities Fund,” he said.
“This is a great example of local businesses working together to help create a safer community for all Stirling residents.”