North Shields based security specialist 2020 Vision Systems has won the CCTV contract to help promote a safe and secure environment for the Coastal link at Blyth.
Blyth’s coastal link on the Northumberland coastline is undergoing a £3.8 million transformation that will greatly enhance the town’s seaside aspect and improve the unique environment of the sand dunes, sea shore and public space for residents and visitors.
The aim of the project is to provide high quality facilities which include the renovation of the historical band stand, a new central plaza and modernisation of the promenade.
The plaza will provide a central focus for the links development, with new seating and lighting. A new amenity building incorporating public toilets, showers, changing and lifeguard facilities will be a valuable community facility for those using the links.
Further improvements include playgrounds and equipment for children, additional car parking and an amphitheatre for outdoor performances.
Peter Houlis, Managing Director of 2020 Vision said: ” We have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Blyth Valley Borough Council, which started in 2001 with the installation of the town centre CCTV scheme, subsequently extended to the harbour area. The Council has always been proactive and successful in the use of CCTV in the war against crime. This further improvement can only increase the benefits CCTV has brought to the quality of life for those living, working and visiting Blyth Valley”.
2020 Vision has a considerable proven track record implementing urban surveillance systems in harsh coastal environments, throughout the North East and the West coast.
The project ties in with other significant on going work in Blyth that is being carried out by Blyth Valley Borough Council along with partners NSP, SENNTRi and One NorthEast (ONE).