4 July, 2006
A high tech, £180,000, CCTV system provided by a North East firm will be watching over the G8 Summit due to take place in Gleneagles next week.
Completed by security specialists 2020 Vision Systems in 2004, it routes all of the CCTV under the Lothian and Borders Police jurisdiction into one Force Communications Centre (FCC).
Over 45 highly trained specialists will be manning the workstation in the FCC where they will be able to gain direct access and control of any CCTV camera in the region and receive real time images from them.
Detective Sergeant Ian Lusk, Counter Terrorist Security Advisor for Lothian and Borders Police Force said:
“The new CCTV has enabled us to implement ANPR – Automatic Number Plate Readers onto the system and further improve crime prevention and detection with a ring of steel for crime and terrorism.”
Peter Houlis, Managing Director of 2020 Vision Systems said:
“This contract was a major boost for us, CCTV plays an important role within the overall framework of community safety and crime management. It’s just a bonus that our cameras will be watching over the safety of some of the most important world leaders at the G8 summit next week.”