City of Stonnington seeks wireless network upgrade for CCTV solution.

CITY of Stonnington in Victoria is seeking expressions of interest from interested parties with relevant expertise, experience and resources to recommend an innovative and optimum solution to upgrade the community safety camera programme’s Firetide wireless mesh network.

According to council, the existing Firetide wireless network is experiencing performance issues and, as local distribution and support of the Firetide product has changed, is considering alternative solutions to ensure network reliability.

The City of Stonnington has recently extended its Community Safety Camera Program into Princes Gardens, installing additional CCTV cameras, as well as purchasing a mobile CCTV trailer to handle special events.

City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos said cameras operate in areas where anti-social behaviour or criminal activity has been reported and is more likely to occur.

“The new cameras in Princes Gardens bring the total number of community safety cameras to 20 across the precinct,” said Mayor Stefanopoulos. “The CCTV network is a wonderful safety initiative that has been operating in the Chapel Street precinct since 2007 and local police have selected camera locations based on crime data.”

The cameras provide local police with a proactive policing tool to live-view and monitor activities in the park and to review footage and identify offenders following reported incidents.

EOI submissions will be used to short list suppliers and inform the development of tender documentation. This tender closes December 3, 2018.

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