Police in Milton Keynes believed that the CCTV systems they have installed on one of their vans is acting as a major deterrent to criminals in the area.
The purpose-built vehicle is jointly operated by Thames Valley Police and Milton Keynes Council and can not only capture images using its own cameras, but is also capable of integration with the CCTV cameras on street lamp posts.
PC Andy Perry, a neighbourhood supervisor at Newport Pagnell Police Station, told MKWEB: "As an operational police officer, I think the mobile CCTV facility is a fantastic evidence gathering tool for the police."
Barry Halliday, detective superintendent and local area commander in Milton Keynes, agreed, stating that the CCTV van is a great example of how local authorities can work alongside the police to help residents feel safer.
New CCTV cameras that are based on IP software mean that video surveillance is more flexible than ever before and can be used in a wide range of circumstances.