Boston’s CCTV system – recognised as one of the best in the United States – will repay in operating and maintenance savings in just three years. Operators based in the CCTV suite at Municipal Buildings in Boston monitor 81 cameras providing 365-day round-the-clock security. The new system is much more flexible, with a capacity to triple in size, and the reduced cost will make it more attractive for private businesses to join it and improve their security. Councillor Stephen Woodliffe, portfolio holder for CCTV, said: “This project represents a major investment by Boston’s Conservative administration in improving the security and welfare of our borough.
“I am pleased that the project has received enthusiastic support from the council as a whole. It is always good to see councillors working together.” He praised the competence and dedication of the staff that operate the service. He added: “It is worth noting that some councils have chosen to balance their budgets by closing down CCTV services, but Boston’s Conservative administration is not prepared to compromise the safety and security of our borough”.