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PCMA First

by msecadm4921

The Public CCTV Managers Association is holding a first conference on May 25 and 26.

The Mansfield event is open to PCMA members and non-members who work in the field of public CCTV. It will include an evening dinner, and the quarterly meeting of the assocation. Speakers include Martin Beaumont, Cambridge City Council CCTV Manager, on evaluation of the council’s 122-camera system. It cover mainly the city centre and car parks, Ely and Soham, and are monitored from Cambridge Guildhall. With unusual detail for a local authority, the council’s website offers for download a code of practice and annual reports. A downloadable overview states that the system costs about £343,000 a year to run: “On average each camera costs about 38p an hour to run and each incident involving a CCTV camera cost about £67.77 to deal with.” <br>Day one at Mansfield Civic Centre will see presentations by I-Comply (on electronic incident and maintenance logs); Mel Secure Systems (whose wireless CCTV cameras are in use by hosts Mansfield District Council); Civica (on automatic number plate recognition systems); and Synectics (on their command and control, and recording products). Some mobile CCTV vehicles will be on display outside the conference centre on both days. Event organiser is Frank Cannon, CCTV &amp; Emergency Planning Team Leader, Huntingdonshire District Council. For details visit:

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