Boost to CCTV capabilities

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NEW software which police officers say will help them monitor on-going acts of criminality is to be installed in CCTV cameras across Levenmouth.

Fife police force approached the Levenmouth area committee of councillors at their monthly meeting in Carberry House, Leven on Wednesday to ask for £8760 to make improvements to its CCTV system.

The bid was unanimously agreed by the councillors, with Inspector for the area, Graeme Kinmond, saying it’ll make a huge difference to policing locally.

He told the meeting: “With the current cameras, if we want to see any footage we have to go up to them and download it, which can be time consuming.

“There is equipment now that can enable us to have the signals brought back straight to the station so we can watch from there.

“If we have an on-going incident then we can see it in real-time footage.

“This will greatly enhance the CCTV capabilities for the area.”

Cameras will also be able to be controlled remotely and the hard-drive recorder can save around one month of footage.

The application has been backed by members of the local safety co-ordinating group who praised how the new software will help the “long term safety outcomes” that meet the needs and priorities of people across Levenmouth.