City of Whitehorse Council has announced that tenders are invited for the provision of CCTV and security systems maintenance services for its public safety surveillance system for a period of 3 years, with an option to extend the contract for a further 2 years.

The CCTV system in Box Hill was originally installed in and around Box Hill Gardens and then expanded in 2014, with a $A250,000 grant from the Victorian Government through its Community Crime Prevention Program,  which was spent on 9 IP66, IK-10-rated Arecont AV8365DN domes, which have 8MP resolutions, 360-degree coverage and deliver 6 fps. These day/night cameras have multiple camera heads with 3.5mm focal f1.8 lenses that are IR capable. The cameras are supported by a Firetide wireless mesh network, which is an ideal technology for CCTV applications in public spaces like this one.  

“Delivery of this $250,000 election commitment will boost safety for people using Box Hill Gardens or going to and from the hospital, TAFE or the Box Hill shopping centre,” Member for Box Hill Robert Clark said at the time the upgraded system was activated. 

“The cameras will also help deter vandalism and anti-social behaviour, with police able to monitor the cameras from Box Hill police station. This expansion of the CCTV network will build on the existing network of cameras around the Box Hill shopping district and laneways.”

Of the additional cameras, 6 have been installed at the corner of Whitehorse Road and Elgar Road, Nelson Road (2 cameras), Box Hill Gardens (3 cameras), and the 3 remaing cameras installed at the corner of Elgar Road and Arnold Street, the corner Nelson Road and Whitehorse Road and on Bruce Street. The cameras are owned and maintained by Whitehorse Council, and operated and monitored by Victoria Police at the Box Hill Police Station. The $250,000 City of Whitehorse CCTV network expansion was part of the Victorian Government’s $35 million Community Crime Prevention Program which is building safer communities throughout Victoria.

Tenders for maintenance of this system close at 3.00pm on Wednesday 6 April 2016 and are to be deposited in the Tender Box during office hours, 8.30am to 5.00pm, at the Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading VIC 3131.♦