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What is CCTV?

CCTV is short for Close Circuit Television and refers to those cameras you often see in public places, like security cameras in shops or surveillance cameras around cities, which are set up to watch traffic or to prevent crime and assist in creating safer communities and town centres. CCTV systems typically involve a fixed communications link between cameras and monitors.

Who is affected?

CCTV can effect everyone within the communiity

What does it cost?

The cost for rental, maintenance and staffing is approximately £356,000 a year.

What help is available?
What is being done locally?

There are 144 cameras covering the main town centres, which include Bridgend, Porthcawl, Pencoed, Maesteg plus cameras in Caerau, Sarn and Llangynwyd Square, the remaining cameras are used to cover all car parks. We have also moved into housing estates such as Oakwood Estate, Sarn, Bettws and Wildmill.

Further information?

Contact Bridgend County Borough Council. Tel 01656 643643

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