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How to get a free CCTV camera monitored in your street, by you, your neighbours, the Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Watch
To find out how you can get a free camera in your street, click on the link to the suburb, where you live, to find out more
What is the Community CCTV project?
How do CCTV cameras benefit?
The cameras are linked to the Crime Watch Control Room and that provides us (you, your neighbours, the NW,) with the ability to monitor any suspicious activity remotely, – ‘Intelligent Policing’ and deploy Armed Response officers to investigate.
What is Hikvision Acusense and Colorvu technology
Each location may require a different type of camera or lens. Crime Watch will determine the most appropriate one required
Will I be able to see the CCTV camera – Monitoring Live View?
Yes, you will but please refer to FAQ in relation to your suburb, for further information.
Are CCTV cameras in public areas compliant with the POPI ACT?
What are CCTV / video analytics exactly?
Please watch the video links provided, however to explain:
Video Analytics are generated from algorithms which convert real time video images into intelligent data. In simple terms, the data can be used to identify humans, cars, objects or people.
Alert Lines can be then set within the camera, these are generally known as: –
Line crossing – somebody or something crossing an analytic line in the camera (like your boundary wall/fence)
Intrusion zones – somebody or something entering an analytic area set up in the camera. – which may be set up just outside your property or within the street.
These analytic rules can be set up by day, time, size, etc to send alerts to the relevant parties, in the same way as your alarm alerts you/ your monitoring company, if someone enters your property.
In the case of the CCTV analytic alert, it sends a video clip of what triggered the alert, which the controller (in the case of Crime Watch monitoring the system) can determine if it is a threat and therefore dispatch Armed Response/ contact you, or something innocent.
This means that the controller or person monitoring the cameras does not need to look at them – the camera does the work for them. This is considered, in general terms, as being 95-97% more effective and accurate compared to a person monitoring the cameras. It is considerably more cost effective. This form of monitoring is often known as Black Screen Monitoring.
Is the Crime Watch CCTV Control Room manned 24hrs a day?
Can the Crime Watch Control Room see the cameras even if no alerts are sent through?
Do Crime Watch dispatch the Armed Response officers if something suspicious is seen on the camera by the Controllers?
What is Crime Watch About
Crime Watch is a proactive crime prevention and eradication operation, a visible deterrent to crime and a superb alarm monitoring and armed response service. Our high level of visibility results in less crime.