Nimbin residents are under a greater level of surveillance this week after Lismore Council completed an upgrade of the village’s CCTV camera network.
The Council announced the completion of the upgrading works in a media release today, stating that it had upgraded five existing cameras and added to new ones in the town’s western carpark and on Cullen Street opposite the community centre.
‘Each location will have one pan-tilt zoom camera and one fixed-camera providing visual monitoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week,’ the council’s compliance coordinator Matt Kelly said.
‘The system does not include audio or facial recognition technology.’
Images from the new, stand-alone system that can be viewed remotely from the Nimbin Police Station, and it is intended to introduce remote viewing from the Lismore police station and Lismore City Council control room.
‘The new camera technology delivers superior high-resolution imagery and will enable NSW Police to alter camera views in response to unfolding events,’ Mr Kelly said.
The CCTV network was identified as a key safety action in the Council’s Crime Prevention Plan, and was funded through the NSW Community Safety Fund.