TWO new CCTV cameras have been installed in the town centre at Rainey Street and Union Road car parks. A further camera has been planned for the Draperstown area.
As well as installing the new cameras, the town centre CCTV system has been upgraded to a wireless system by Magherafelt District Council which will produce significant savings every year. The upgrade to wireless was undertaken by Wired Up Security.
PSNI Area Commander, Chief Inspector Sam Donaldson said “In an effort to improve the town centre CCTV, we have identified a few areas where anti-social behaviour, vehicle nuisance and assaults were regularly reported. These include Rainey Street and Union Road car parks and the centre of Draperstown.
“Cameras have now been mounted in Magherafelt and we are working towards a new camera for Draperstown which will all be monitored by council employees. I anticipate the additional cameras will have a positive impact on these areas, especially on the lives of local residents. This development demonstrates how working in partnership can make a real difference.”
Towns and Community Regeneration Manager, Michael McCrory said, “CCTV helps increase safety awareness in our town centres and deter those intent on criminal activities.
“These improvements in our CCTV system will continue to provide a safe and secure environment for all those who visit, live and work in the Magherafelt District Council area. The CCTV system is monitored by Sword Security, an independent company employed by Magherafelt District Council”.