12 September 2011>
Autumn has well and truly arrived, and the anticipation is building for the start of this year's Rugby World Cup this weekend.
While it is an exciting time for rugby fans, to help ensure the rugby festivities are enjoyed safely, the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership is keen to remind residents that CCTV operators will be on the look out for any signs of anti-social behaviour and disorder.
With over 140 cameras monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year the Caerphilly county borough is closely observed by Caerphilly County Borough Council's team of CCTV Operators.
Cllr Rob Gough, Cabinet Member for Public Protection said, "It is important that members of our community feel they are safe and well looked after. Therefore the CCTV operators play a fundamental role as the eyes and ears of the county borough".
In addition, the council also have 12 deployable cameras called OSCARs, and a mobile CCTV vehicle that can be deployed to 'hotspot' locations as and when required.
The CCTV operators also have control of a series of 'talking' CCTV cameras, which enable them to issue a warning to people involved in an incident via a speaker system that their behaviour is being monitored, and that where necessary, the police will be/have been called.
These speaker systems have been used effectively on a number of occasions, and in most cases have diffused the situation completely.
For further information, please visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/saferccb
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