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Sydney's new CCTV cameras to increase public safety
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Sydney's new CCTV cameras to increase public safety

LAST UPDATED // Friday, 25 July 2014 11:27 Written by // Ron Hughes

A series of latest-generation video cameras have been installed to cover Sydney's night-life  hotspots in a bid to increase public safety.

The ten new high definition cameras operated by the City of Sydney include busy intersections on Oxford Street, Darlinghurst Road and William Street among others.

The cameras which can zoom, tilt and rotate a full 360 degrees are described by Lord Mayor Clover Moore as the latest in a series of initiatives to boost safety across the city, and footage would be available to NSW Police to assist in their investigations.

“Sydney’s busy late-night precincts face complex challenges and require long-term investment from all levels of government,” Moore said.

“We have consulted closely with NSW Police, local residents and businesses to determine the most appropriate locations for these cameras.

“This expansion of our CCTV network with full-sweep cameras and better quality images should act as a deterrent and assist police in keeping people safe in our late-night hot spots.”

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Pictured: the old low-res image and (top) the new hi-res image

The new cameras, which will be accompanied by more than 100 bright new yellow signs to increase community awareness, have been installed at intersections including Oxford St and Darlinghurst Rd, and bring the number of cameras operating in central Sydney to 98.

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Ron Hughes

Ron Hughes

Ron Hughes is the editor of SA's only LGBTI magazine, blaze.

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