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£7million spent on CCTV cameras

PUBLISHED: 11:07 10 December 2009 | UPDATED: 17:25 25 August 2010

COUNCIL bosses have shelled out £7 million for a new CCTV network of 240 cameras.

COUNCIL bosses have shelled out £7 million for a new CCTV network of 240 cameras.

Bexley council signed the deal with Siemens and Wilson James to design, build, operate and manage a comprehensive CCTV system for the borough, last Thursday. A new control room, in the council's offices, is scheduled to open next Spring. Under the new system, CCTV operators will be able to identify incidents and co-ordinate appropriate responses from a range of public sector organisations, including the police, fire and ambulance services. Radio links between staff in pubs and shops, police and camera operators will be used.

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