Green light for Moray CCTV system trial
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A TRIAL to improve Moray's aging public space CCTV has been given the go-ahead.
Councillors agreed to the move after a report outlined major issues with the system's functionality and condition.
Cameras cover public spaces in Buckie, Elgin, Forres, Keith and Lossiemouth, but at the moment live feeds are only working in Elgin.
In the other towns, the system still records images which can be accessed later by police. However, problems such as condensation on the lens cannot be addressed at the time.
The trial will take place in Buckie and aims to restore live feeds at a cost of £1400. Should it prove successful, the upgrade could be rolled out across the area for £5600.
Although operated by the police, Moray Council owns and finances the surveillance equipment and the work would be within its CCTV budget.
A report to yesterday's economic growth, housing and environmental sustainability committee said ongoing requirements for the system are being looked at as part of a wider review of community safety.
That was due to get underway in April, but was pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic and is now due to be completed in the spring.