Would be criminals in Midleton might want to look up before committing a crime in future.
Last Tuesday 16 May Cork County Council signed a contract with ADA Security Systems to cast a digital net around the market town protecting businesses and homes close to the Main Street.
Since 1992 the North Cork firm has supplied CCTV to town centres providing, large organisations with cutting edge systems.
The new hi-tech CCTV system is expected to be operational by September 2017.
The €100,000 contract for a centralised CCTV hub to help reduce crime in Midleton was signed by Deputy County Mayor Michael Hegarty at the Municipal building off the Old Youghal road.
Councillor Hegarty said the system was vital in maintaining the safety and security of resident’s, visitors and the business community.
He said “unfortunately the Gardaí a lot of times look for the assistance of private CCTV in an effort to resolve the type of crimes that are out there. Hopefully everyone can rest easy in their beds knowing there is a CCTV system.”
The hub based in Midleton Garda station will cover 26 cameras and take in locations around the town including Upper Mill Road Railway Station Junction, Lower Mill Road Park Street Junction, the Court House / Gooses Acre Gyratory, Main Street North and South, Broderick street, The Rock/ Distillery Walk (entrance), St Mary’s Road (Convent Cross), Church Lane / Riverside Way Junction, Cork Road and the Northern Relief Road.
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