Tamworth Regional Council will use a grant from the federal government to install almost $A1 million worth of CCTV cameras across the region, including the Tamworth CBD, crime hotspots, and Manilla and Barraba. Mayor Col Murray said the 80 new cameras would include fixed and mobile units.

Tamworth Regional Council’s existing system comprises existing Milestone XProtect Corporate VMS, Axis cameras, Pelco cameras and Dell servers and components with a combination of both remote and centralised recording devices. The existing system has been instrumental in reducing antisocial behaviour across region as well, as providing critical evidence to police which has led convictions for a wide range of offences.

The current network infrastructure consists of a fibre backbone with a mixture of microwave and short-range wireless technologies. In order to fully utilise the return on investment for the network expansion, TRC plans to utilise the network for the following services:

  • Live view of streams provided from cameras to the Milestone platform
  • Ability to playback and export footage from a centralised location
  • Capacity to upgrade cameras as new technology comes along

The key objectives of this tender process are to identify and select a vendor/s who can provide all or part of the tender requirements, including:

  • Supply, install and maintain associated CCTV hardware that integrates with the existing network; (Milestone, Axis, Pelco, Dell)
  • Supply, install and maintain associated network infrastructure
  • Provide high bandwidth low latency connectivity
  • Provide low packet loss, low jitter connectivity
  • Achieve the network uptime target of 99.9 per cent
  • Deliver responsive support
  • Provide solutions for the best node locations between key sites
  • Provide an overall cost-effective solution.

The tender process is being conducted in accordance with the NSW Government Procurement Policy and closes on March 11, 2020. You can find out more here.