New CCTV for Thornbury

February 26 2019
New CCTV for Thornbury

NEW community CCTV cameras are making criminals easier to identify in South Gloucestershire.

Thornbury is among the places to be fitted with digital new street cameras, above, in January after old analogue cameras reached the end of their life.

A specialist company was paid £31,500 to urgently replace the CCTV infrastructure and install the new internet-linked cameras in the High Street between the Thornbury Pump and Chapel Street, which are expected to produce far clearer images than their predecessors.

A spokesman for South Gloucestershire Council said: “A one megapixel IP camera – generally the lowest resolution camera on the market – has almost four times the resolution of an analogue camera. With this added resolution, faces become clearer, licence plates become easier to read and larger areas can be covered by a single camera.”

An Avon and Somerset police spokeswoman said: “Good quality CCTV can make a significant difference in police investigations.”

You can find more details about CCTV in South Gloucestershire here.