The objectives were to develop a small range of high level technical options to meet the needs of Thanet for the future. This required a detailed explanation of the broad technical and cost benefits of each option.
Thanet is a district in Kent with a sizeable CCTV system in part because of its popularity as a local holiday destination during the spring and summer months.
Thanet District Council were not looking for anything too detailed at that stage. They needed enough information so they could consider whether there was a need to undertake a ‘Suppliers Briefing’ or move straight to the ‘Specification’ stage.
A review was conducted on the CCTV system both fixed and mobile, its usage, up-grade, and how much it would cost the council. Options were drawn up proposing future provision of these services.
Thanet District Council first commenced a CCTV service in 1997 through a combined resource of a government grant and parking contributions. The new service focused initially on car parks with some deployments within the public realm. The system expanded over 16 years to its current capacity.