To promote Melbourne as a Safe City, The Safe City Cameras Melbourne Program has installed 65 CCTV Surveillance Cameras in and around the City.
The cameras operate in areas where anti-social behaviour or criminal activity are more likely to occur. The cameras are linked to a control centre staffed 24 hours a day. Signs and pavement plaques have been placed in areas where activity is being monitored.
The program aims to provide a safer environment and reduce crime levels by deterring potential offenders and helping in crime detection.
The Safe City Cameras Melbourne Program
The City of Melbourne established a CCTV system in the city in 1997. The Safe City Cameras Program (SCCP) has operated continuously since that time and was one aspect of Council’s Strategy for a Safer City 2011–2013. Following the Bourke Street incident in 2017, the Victorian Government funded an expansion of the CCTV network, with 31 new cameras to be installed by the end of 2018.
This camera program assists Council and the Victoria Police to work together to improve response times to crime and other emergencies. The program was developed to:
- contribute to the provision of a safer physical environment
- assist Victoria Police to reduce crime levels by deterring potential offenders
- aid detection of crime, breaches of laws, identify offenders and assist with emergency response.
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Eclipse Security Systems have installed CCTV Systems across Melbourne and working with Victoria Police and Local Councils to ensure community safety. The CCTV Systems installed are at the forefront of CCTV Security technology and have already made a big impact on how Victoria Police can utilise the information gathered to reduce crime and ensure that resources are utilised most effectively.