GLASSHOUSE Country Chamber of Commerce’s project to have CCTV cameras installed in the townships of Landsborough, Beerwah and Glass House Mountains is seeing the installation of 21 cameras.

The system was funded with a grant of $A150,000 from the Federal Government’s Safer Streets program and will assist in crime prevention and enhancing safety in the town centres. A strict protocol has been established to ensure only police can access footage through formal process. 

Beerwah Locksmiths, which has a complete electronic security offering, won the tender to install the CCTV system. 

“We’re fortunate to have a local person such as Adrian Korst from Beerwah Locksmiths who has the expertise in security systems and the local knowledge to get the best from the technology,” Chamber of Commerce president Andrew Prescott said when announcing project commencement.

“Utilising the expert consulting services of Douglas Grant from CCTV.com.au, we were able to specify what type of high quality technology we wanted to have installed, and how it would all operate, in a highly effective manner.” 

Grant explained that the system will be world class.

“The cameras have a 3MP resolution, meaning that the image quality will be fantastic. Images will be able to be enhanced and zoomed
in without significant loss of clarity,” he said. “They are low-light cameras so can record clear images even when there is minimal light available. 

“In co-operation with the Chamber, we have identified a range of locations in each township where the cameras will be best positioned to give considerable coverage of the central business districts and other hot-spots,” Grant said.

The system will be fully operational by mid-December. ♦