Axis PTZ dome at Fremantle in Western Australia.

Perth CCTV, automation and IT integrator Zenien has won a contract with City of Fremantle for CCTV installation, upgrade and maintenance of its Genetec Security Center-based safe city CCTV solution.

As part of this contract, City of Fremantle will expand its safe city solution from 36 to 61 cameras through a $A928,000 grant from the federal government’s Safer Communities programme. City of Fremantle, which is one of only 3 councils in WA to undertake live monitoring of its safe city solution, has also been considering the use of ANPR for license plate recognition.

In June last year Zenien was successful in a bid to assist City of Fremantle with an upgrade to its safe city video management system and the latest contract for a tender released last December and announced this August 2, extends the partnership to cover the installation of new cameras.

City of Freemantle’s CCTV solution is built around Genetec VMS and Axis IP PTZ, dome and bullet cameras, as well as smart city devices, and Zenien has multiple Genetec-certified staff capable of supporting it.

“The City of Fremantle has a growing system of actively monitored CCTV cameras and related security devices spread out through the Fremantle CBD,” said a Zenien spokesperson. “Zenien is extremely excited about assisting the City in gaining the most from its system.”

Meanwhile, Senior Sergeant Brad Warburton said last year the City of Fremantle’s real-time monitoring of CCTV was a valuable tool for local police.

“Having extra eyes on the streets means we can be alerted to situations much earlier and we can respond much quicker,” Sgt Warburton said.

“The CCTV within the CBD has proven to be a strong deterrent against people who are tempted to break into a shop or commit a crime. In those cases where a crime is committed the CCTV can be invaluable to our investigations and when it comes to prosecuting someone in court the vision is important evidence.”