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Redbridge has one of the most advanced Council CCTV systems in
the country. Helping to keep residents and visitors safe.
Our state of the art recording and editing facilities were put to
full use during 2011’s London riots with our team helping to
quickly identify rioters. Our work was hailed as some of the
best in London by the Police and led to a Police Commendation for
the CCTV team.
CCTV working in Redbridge
Our CCTV control room links up more than 250 cameras across
Redbridge and over the past three years has assisted or led to more
than 2,700 arrests.
We know some people can feel uneasy about CCTV,
we have responded to some of the most common concerns below:
"The Council uses CCTV to spy on us"
We want to improve safety in the Borough, not to
invade the privacy of residents. The CCTV system is registered with
the Information Commissioners Office; we comply with a strict Code
of Practice and are governed by the Data Protection Act and Privacy
Laws. Our Codes of Practice are currently being updated to
reflect legislative changes and will be
published by Summer 2015.
"The Council only wants to bring in CCTV for parking
Over the past three years CCTV has helped with
thousands of arrests with our team working in partnership with the
Police and other groups such as Pubwatch.
Only a small percentage of CCTV cameras are used for traffic
"The Council needs CCTV because there is
a lot of street crime in the Borough"
This is not true. The Council uses CCTV not
just as a way of gathering evidence for crimes that have taken
place but it can also put off criminals coming into the Borough and
reassure residents and visitors. If you want to find out what steps
you can take to help avoid crime you can find advice on the
Metropolitan Police Website.
The Council CCTV control room is based at Ley
Street Depot. We have extensive camera coverage in:
We have a number of CCTV cameras that can be
relocated and are used across the Borough and our mobile CCTV
van has ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) technology, this
is regularly used in joint operations with Redbridge Police.
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