Skip to main content

2020/04/28 — City Surveillance Safe Cities Case Study

About Gosford City

Central Coast Council has built a comprehensive video surveillance solution covering multiple towns across the council area with a combination of Pelco fixed and PTZ cameras supported by Pelco’s VideoXpert VMS and installed by ECS Services. A recent upgrade to the Street Safe solution has seen the latest technologies introduced to key parts of the system.

Central Coast was among the first council areas in New South Wales (NSW) to install video surveillance and began rolling out its Street Safe solution nearly 15 years ago in response to requests from the local community. The first cameras were installed in 2004, meaning Pelco and ECS have been partnering with Central Coast Council for approximately 15 years. The original system was analogue and was installed in and around Gosford, then expanded to Umina. Next came upgrades at Gosford and Umina and an expansion to Woy Woy, as other businesses fed up with property damage sought CCTV to protect their premises.

With the help of John Adams from Security Electronics & Networks, we are able to hear from Sergeant Steve Hassett and Senior Constable Don Buchanan from NSW Police as they share the challenges and solutions that the system solved with Craig Cobbin from Pelco.