New high-definition CCTV cameras installed in Uckfield

Six high-definition CCTV cameras have been installed at locations across Uckfield Town Centre.

Five of them have been funded by the town council and another by Uckfield Chamber of Commerce.

The cameras have wireless connection directly to the CCTV control room in Sussex Police headquarters and provide ‘high quality, clear imagery’.

Upgrade

The town council says benefits of the system – part of Sussex CCTV partnership’s iwitness programme, led by the police and involving local authorities – include the close links to Sussex Police and the ability to upgrade the system in line with any partnership developments and changes in technology.

Uckfield Mayor, Cllr Spike Mayhew said: “The town council is really pleased with the result of this CCTV upgrade.

“Residents and businesses alike should feel reassured that this will enhance their safety in the town. It has also been good to work in conjunction with Uckfield Chamber of Commerce and Sussex Police to make this happen.”

Impressive clarity

Chamber of Commerce president Chris Lawson said he was pleased that an extra camera would protect the industrial estate. He added: “Having seen a demonstration of the system, the clarity of the images is most impressive, and a big improvement on the previous system.

Assistant chief constable of Sussex Police, Steve Barry, said the system enabled them to monitor situations from the click of a button.

“It has been proven in previous years that police resources were spared in hundreds of cases where live CCTV footage has showed that an incident has been resolved, and therefore no police action was required.

“This modern technology is invaluable as if frees up our officers to attend incidents where the threat, risk, or harm, is the greatest, ensuring we have a better opportunity to catch criminals, and keep the public safe, and feeling safe.”

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