North Lanarkshire is to deploy a £1.3 million IP CCTV network from ntl:Telewest Business to help fight crime in Scotland.
The system enables the viewing, management and recording of multiple CCTV schemes throughout the region. Cameras have been installed across town centres, housing estates and schools as well as business locations.
The system will also be used to patrol public sites out of hours to prevent vandalism and will monitor crowds in the run up to local events.
Video streams are delivered over a Metro Ethernet VPN which links all police stations in the region and is managed by a local team of ntl:Telewest Business engineers.
Additional services planned for delivery over the network will include IP telephony for the housing department and a data processing application for education services.
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