CCTV Consultancy Contract Awards

SGW is pleased to announce that in the first quarter of 2020, we secured a trio of Public Space Surveillance Consultancy Contract Awards.

Three UK local authorities have recently chosen SGW to provide CCTV Consultancy Services, in relation to their surveillance camera networks operating in a number of towns, transport routes and social housing estates.

Three Public Space Surveillance Consultancy Contract Awards have been placed by Medway Commercial Group, Rochdale Borough Council and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. Each contract has a similar context, to review the existing service and recommend a robust CCTV Strategy for 2020 and ongoing future years.

The three appointments followed a similar set of primary objectives; to review the service as it currently operates, to provide a clear direction for positive change and to support the development of a new CCTV Strategy for 2020/2021 and beyond.

SGW’s CCTV Consultants were deployed to each local authority to progress a number of key deliverables that can be summarised by three categories; Baseline, Future Model, and Implementation.

SGW has applied a consistent approach to the assignment delivery strategy adopted for each council, which has included;


  1. Review and update of the CCTV asset register and gap analysis aligned to key particulars identified in stakeholder engagement exercises
  2. Monitoring arrangements and impact assessment (‘In House & Contract Monitoring appraisal’)
  3. CCTV System Maintenance Arrangements, performance and KPI’s
  4. CCTV Business Continuity
  5. CCTV Governance
  6. Future Service Model – with options appraisal
  7. Best practice operating plans, policies and procedures

Simon Whitehouse, SGW’s founder and director said; SGW has, over the last 10 years, successfully delivered a significant number of Local Authority Public Space CCTV consultancy assignments, which have helped authorities make informed decisions relating to their social responsibilities according to the context of the Crime and Disorder Act of 1998 and how to effectively share such responsibilities with other key stakeholders to whom the act also applies.

Many authorities were significantly supported financially by Home Office Challenge funding in the late nineties, but the challenge competition failed to focus on long term sustainability, operating costs and shared governance partnering necessary to keep town and city centre surveillance systems at the cutting edge of technology and remaining fit for purpose to deter and detect crime in our urban communities.

We are delighted that Medway Commercial Group, Rochdale Borough Council and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council have chosen SGW to support their current and future plans to further refine and develop their systems

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