Work to bring Hambleton’s system of CCTV cameras up to date has begun.
A massive £99,000 is being invested in the District Council scheme which sees 44 cameras monitoring the towns of Northallerton, Thirsk, Stokesley and Bedale.
The work will bring the out of date analogue system up to digital standard and improve the quality of the recordings used by the police
The CCTV control room was relocated to the Civic Centre in Northallerton from the Police Control Room in 2002 – bringing with it the original 1995 control room equipment. Since that time the system has not been updated.
There are 25 cameras in Northallerton, 11 in Thirsk, three in Bedale and five in Stokesley.
There is also a system of mobile units which can be deployed to hotspots for short term surveillance.