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New CCTV 'helps public feel safer'

New CCTV 'helps public feel safer'

Councillors have been speaking about the benefits that state-of-the-art CCTV systems will bring to a number of Hampshire towns.

Rushmoor Borough Council and Hart District Council launched their new facility last week and now the local authorities and police can monitor 120 cameras across Aldershot, Farnborough, Fleet, Yateley, Blackwater, Hook, Hartley Wintney and Odiham.

The economic development officer of strategy and communications for Rushmoor Borough Council Phil Stoneman said the cameras work not only for monitoring purposes, but also operate in a proactive and reactive way.

He told Get Hampshire: "Proactively, we look around to see what is happening and if there is any criminality and any offences taking place."

Councillor Peter Moyles, leader of Rushmoor Borough Council, said that the new cameras and monitoring suite will help the public feel safer, especially as it features digital mapping that allows police to quickly pinpoint a location and respond as quickly as possible.

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