Thirsk CCTV UpgradeA £100,000 upgrade of Hambleton’s system of crime fighting cameras is almost complete.

The final work on the Thirsk cameras is being undertaken as part of the District Council’s commitment to public safety and the prevention and detection of crime.

It has seen most of the cameras in the market towns of Bedale, Northallerton, Stokesley and Thirsk upgraded to high definition digital devices which give a bigger zoom capacity and improved image quality.

A wireless transmission system has also been installed to help reduce running costs and future proof the service.

And a further two new cameras have been added to the system to improve coverage at the northern ends of Bedale and Northallerton – bringing the total number of cameras to 46.

“This is an important part of our crime prevention work and early signs from operators are that it is money well spent,” said Council leader, Councillor Mark Robson.

“They give much better images so potential facial identification is improved.”