Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Newmarket to get wireless CCTV cameras and Wi-Fi



Newmarket Business Association


Media release


Sunday 25 November 2007

Newmarket to get wireless CCTV cameras and Wi-Fi


Auckland’s leading retail precinct and second commercial business district will soon have a network of state-of-the-art wireless security cameras watching over its streets 24/7 in what is being described as a first for New Zealand.

Using the very latest in wireless and CCTV camera technology, images from Newmarket’s central streets will be beamed into the Newmarket Police Station on Remuera Road, where they will be monitored.

“This is a truly unique public-private partnership. Never before has a wireless CCTV system been done on this scale in a New Zealand town centre. It’s a huge collaboration with every one after the same result. It brings together the business association, commercial building owners, the local police, a reputable security company, and the privacy commissioner,” says Cameron Brewer, general manager of the Newmarket Business Association and project leader.    

The Newmarket Business Association has signed a contract with CCTV installer and security company, Advanced Security Group Limited. Advanced Security will own and maintain the network of cameras and monitoring equipment, with the business association paying a service monthly fee. 

“Our service-based contract is a relatively low risk one for the commercial ratepayer. We pay a regular and set service fee once the system is fully operational and performing to expectations. Advanced Security remains the owner and manager of the system with the Newmarket business community the client. What’s more, we will pay for the Newmarket Police Station to be manned by monitoring personnel,” said Mr Brewer.  

“As well as the big deterrence factor and the crime fighting benefits the CCTV system will bring, it will also mean a wireless network for Newmarket. We will be a Wi-Fi hotspot and so people will soon be able to bring their laptops to Newmarket and get on the internet without plugging anything in.”

Mr Brewer says this has been a tough and lengthy project for the Newmarket Business Association to pull together, but the end result will be great for everyone.

“Only those with something to hide will have anything to fear. It will be great for our customers and our employees, not to mention Newmarket’s increasingly popular night spots. It will be a great tool for public safety but also good for business, giving Newmarket another competitive edge.”

The arrival of the CCTV cameras is a key component of Newmarket’s security strategy which includes a zero tolerance graffiti programme, an alcohol accord, and a daytime security patrol. 





© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news