Smart CCTV technology

13 CCTV smart poles will soon be installed across Wangara in collaboration with local police in a bid to combat antisocial behaviour and deter crime, jointly funded by the City of Wanneroo and the Federal Government. 

The Wangara Industrial Area New CCTV Network project received $1,224,000 from the  Federal Government. 

Among other functions, the technology will have Automatic Number Plate Recognition, which boosts road safety by helping identify offending vehicles and drivers, and in turn will deter, detect and disrupt illegal activity.

City of Wanneroo Mayor, Linda Aitken, said the project showed the City’s commitment to community safety.

“This project will upgrade our CCTV capability and enhance safety in the City, creating a safer environment for our businesses, residents and visitors,” Mayor Aitken said.

“The safety of our community is very important and this technology can help prevent antisocial behaviour and deter offenders.”

Federal Member for Pearce, Tracey Roberts, said feedback has shown that CCTV helps residents feel more secure.

“Members of the community have raised with me the importance of safety within their neighbourhoods, and are always willing to meet to articulate their concerns and discuss opportunities,” Ms Roberts said.

“I am pleased that the Federal Government has committed funding for this CCTV technology to support the important work of the Wanneroo Police and the City of Wanneroo, with the focus on keeping our community safe.”

Wanneroo Police Station Officer-in-charge Mo Livingstone said the use of CCTV technology in the fight against crime and antisocial behaviour was the “best thing since sliced bread”.

“We work very closely with the City of Wanneroo and local residents to keep the community safe and CCTV is a great asset in these efforts,” Mr Livingstone said.

“From a police perspective, it is also a great investigative tool and resolves incidents a lot faster and more efficiently.”

Local business Stiles Electrical Services has been engaged to carry out the installation which is expected to be completed by January next year.

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