Thursday, January 11, 2007
After months of waiting for the legals to be resolved, the CCTV camera has finally been installed in Springfield Playing Field.
As I blogged back in September, residents both on the Moray/Muirkirk and Whinfield Park estates have been plagued for years by anti-social behaviour in the park - at times there were up to 200+ young people and adults there on a Friday or Saturday night, and the presence of alcohol made the situation a whole lot worse. The camera will I'm sure help deter large groups congregating here and causing a nuisance, as well as protect the play equipment form further vandalism.
The camera is digital, and beams high quality pictures back to the CCTV Control Room day and night (it is infra-red). Residents whose properties back onto the playing field can be reassured that camera operatives won't be peering into their bedrooms - the technology means that windows appear like mirrors on the Control Room screens, and nothing can be seen.