Upgrade for town’s CCTV cameras?

NKDC offices, Sleaford.

NKDC offices, Sleaford.

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North Kesteven District Council is considering upgrading Sleafords CCTV security camera system.

The council will meet tomorrow (Thursday) to decide whether to endorse its executive board’s recommendation to fund the upgrade as part of a review to reduce costs and make savings.

The survey had recommended to replace and upgrade the existing CCTV equipment, which has been in place since 1997, in line with new, improved technologies.

The report to the council states the present camera system is old and liable to need replacing within a few years. The new technology also enables further cameras to be added to the scheme at minimal cost and would place NKDC in a position to offer organisations this option at a cost significantly lower than introducing a new stand alone system.

It is also considering amending the arrangements for CCTV monitoring to make ‘significant savings’, to come into effect from April 2015.