The idea is to capture images of criminals entering the 'outer smartville zone' by vehicle or on foot with either ANPR (to capture their registration number) OR by motion sensitive CCTV (to capture their image) if they are on foot.
Once they have entered the outer zone, we will then be able to record their direction of travel and activities within the outer zone to gather more evidence that places them in a particular area at a specified time.
Any evidence gathered is delivered to the Police with a crime report that has been written by the security company we are working with.
The people who write the crime reports are ex-Police and have been forensically trained, they will present and defend any evidence gathered in Court if required to do so.
IMPORTANT: The security company will not investigate any footage until a crime number is provided
To provides ANPR coverage FOR ALL KEY ENTRY POINTS INTO Richings Park Village and will also include the installation of a number of evidence-gathering ‘overview cameras’ strategically placed within The Village – these are designed to observe and record criminals preparing or executing crimes.
For more information, see the FAQ’s page
Smartville is based on a similar project started in Ickenham by an ex Police officer in 2010 and is supported by both Thames Valley and The Met Police.
So far it’s proved to be an effective deterrent that’s forcing some criminals to ‘relocate’ to ‘softer areas’.
Recent figures show a drop in reported crime of 90%, an increased detection rate of 34% and over 1200 years of sentencing since the scheme started.*
Ickenham is a good example for how the scheme can work with the correct funding. However, it has taken a lot of time to set up and develop and has many more cameras in the scheme with supporting footage being supplied by home owners too.
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