TfL signs £27.6m road CCTV deals
Easynet and Serco contracted in
Transport for London has awarded Easynet and Serco contracts to upgrade its CCTV cameras monitoring roads.
As part of a project to upgrade the transport authority's CCTV system, it has signed a £22.6m deal with Easynet to deliver data transmission, network integration and support services.
It has also signed a separate £5m deal with Serco to help it move its current analogue CCTV system to digital. Both deals were recorded in the Official Journal of the European Union on 28 April 2010.
"This would improve the flexibility and feature set of the surveillance system, allow users (which include, the Metropolitan Police and London boroughs) and operators to improve the traffic flow of London's road network and bring the CCTV network up to date using the latest digital technology," it says.
The contract will include the provision of a telecoms network and a suite of IP-based communication services, predominantly fixed line, which will be available to be ordered as required.
A spokesperson for TfL told GC News: "What this means is that we are using an analogue connection from BT, but we are using Easynet for an IP communication network. They are providing a managed service, much like the contract we had with BT. The contract will last for six years."
In a separate £5m deal, Serco will migrate TfL's current street analogue CCTV network to a digital and IP-based system. The authority says this will cover its surveillance capabilities and help operators to manage the flow of traffic on London's road.
"Serco will not supply cameras, because we are upgrading the existing cameras from analogue to digital," said a TfL spokesperson. "It's a bit like having a set top box on your television, with Easynet providing the communication network to cameras on the street."
This article was originally published at Kable.
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Jezz little hitler aren't we?
amateurs write ANPR code to use the camera feeds , so that should a traffic jam occur, due to an accident, people can be fined for using a sense of intelligence.
"capture video of suspected drug dealers", then what?
why not get groups of kids broken up for doing nothing wrong, becuase, well they are all evil. Oh don't forget the homeless, what an annoyance they are, oh litter droppers, end of the world there.
No don't give it to every bloody jobsworth so they can sit there wanking over some teenage girl whislt bombarding the police with minor offences, so they get bogged down with crap, instead of dealing with the high level stuff.
Oh good! even less Police on the Streets
CCTV Camera's have been shown to do nothing to reduce crime or the effects on Crime.
But on the upside these can be used to clock your average journey time and issue tickets based on the assumption that if you get home too quickly you must have been speeding somewhere.
Just imagine the revenue rolling in....
Tough on........ Speeding.
Never mind the toerags kicking/stabing/mugging people. The camera's aren't for that...... there's no money in that.
The police's interest in CCTV is crime solving, it does not matter if you are seriously assaulted or murdered provided they can identify the culprit because it then becomes a solved crime in the statistics. I am sure most people would prefer a few plod around on the streets and not being assaulted or murdered.