Wandsworth And Richmond upgrade Videalert CCTV enforcement platform
The shared parking service for the London Boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond upon Thames is expanding its usage of ITS (UK) member Videalert’s unattended rapidly deployable CCTV systems.
The company explains that the cameras, used to enforce a wide range of bus lane and moving traffic applications, ensure that roads are safe for motorists and pedestrians, reduce pollution and protect the parking needs of residents, businesses and visitors to both boroughs.
According to Nick O’Donnell, Assistant Director for Traffic and Engineering for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, “As a shared parking service, our focus is to synchronise and consolidate resources, systems and best practice to improve operational efficiency and achieve cost savings. The Videalert platform allows additional camera assets and enforcement applications to be cost effectively added, offers the flexibility to capture multiple contraventions alongside important data and provides a future-proofed investment for civil traffic enforcement.”
As part of this project, Richmond is transitioning to Videalert’s fully hosted platform which is already used by Wandsworth. The configuration from the council’s existing on premise server was replicated on the hosted platform in advance of the switch over to minimise disruption to ongoing review activities and outstation cameras.
Videalert is also converting camera locations that currently connect to the council’s local area network to a wide area network configuration using its Rapidly Deployable Server (RDS) and upgrading SIM cards within all existing RDS units from 3G to 4G. This will deliver a significant performance improvement across the camera estate in terms of speed and reliability of data transfer to the hosted platform.
Andrea Jones, Director of Strategic Accounts at Videalert’s owner Marston Holdings added: “We have been working with Richmond and Wandsworth Councils for many years and we are privileged and excited to be continuing our relationship. We are looking forward to collaborating on projects in support of the Councils future ambitions and further advance the Videalert hosted enforcement solution as key component of Marston Holdings’ design, build and enforce solutions for Civil Parking Enforcement, Clean Air and Low Emission Zones.”
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