eyevis UK Video Wall proving key in Police Surveillance System: helping police make more than 200 arrests a year
Advanced video display technology from eyevis UK is proving key in a surveillance system which helps police to make more than 200 arrests a year.
A video wall comprising eight eyevis 47-inch EYE-LCD-4700-USN-LD-FX displays help staff at Calderdale Council’s CCTV monitoring centre view images from 64 cameras in town centres across the Yorkshire borough, 24/7, 365 days a year.
The CCTV system, which has undergone a £680,000 upgrade, covers town centres in Halifax, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Elland, Brighouse and Sowerby Bridge.
The previous system was installed in the mid-1990s and was outdated. Updates in technology since then mean that the new equipment costs less to run and uses less energy.
eyevis EYE-LCD-4700-USN-LD-FX displays feature full-HD resolution with 1920×1080 pixels, Direct-LED backlight technology and a narrow bezel.
The displays were installed with a Netpix 4900 video wall controller, which provides, in an easy and user-friendly way, individual outputs into a coherent large video wall display, which can be used to present a wide range of network data as well as video and graphics sources.
eyevis UK managing director Steve Murphy said:
“CCTV is a key tool used to detect and prevent crime and anti-social behaviour in Calderdale and in 2014 helped to make over 220 arrests in the area, so we hope that the new, enhanced displays will help maintain or increase that figure.
“It also plays many other important roles, such as protecting iconic sites, aiding parking enforcement, helping to find missing people, monitoring river levels, managing big events and preventing suicides.
“The eyevis displays help provide higher quality pictures, improved night vision, better recording and the ability to zoom into fine detail.”
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Steve Sweeney, said:
“I’m extremely pleased with the upgraded equipment. This is an important investment as CCTV plays a vital role in keeping people safe. Community safety is a joint effort between the Council and other organisations. We can now achieve this more effectively, reduce the ongoing cost to local taxpayers and be more environmentally friendly.”
West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, said:
“I welcome the improvements to the district’s CCTV system. Making positive steps such as this, working with partners, will help people in Calderdale feel safer and be safer and forms part of a wider CCTV strategy for the whole of West Yorkshire.”
eyevis UK equipment is installed across the UK in CCTV control rooms for local authorities, banks, road traffic monitoring, emergency services, blue chip retailers, security services, prisons and other Government buildings.
For further information on eyevis UK Ltd and how to arrange an appointment at one of its demonstration venues, go to www.eyevis.co.uk or telephone 01282 606525.