Nearly £27,000 is to be spent on upgrading Hereford’s CCTV cameras, with funding from the Police & Crime Commissioner allocated by Herefordshire Council.

Herefordshire Council says that in 2020 the CCTV in market towns across Herefordshire was upgraded to high definition (HD) internet protocol (IP) cameras. This was in the main to reduce eventually transmission revenue costs.

Hereford city CCTV cameras remained as old analogue cameras with the proviso that these would be updated as and when capital funds became available. The Police & Crime Commissioner has made capital funds of £27,084 available. These funds will renew 5 old analogue cameras to HD IP cameras with particular emphasis on renewing CCTV cameras that are old failing links as a priority.

The council has therefore decided to authorise spend of £26,749 of West Mercia Police PCC capital grant fund monies to purchase and install replacement CCTV equipment.

This work will complement the current work of the Safer Streets 3 project
which is seeing additional CCTV cameras being installed across Hereford
city to provide safer environments in key areas of the city.

To be able to upgrade old analogue cameras to High Definition Internet Protocol will provide much improved vision in the areas where the cameras are