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Traffic enforcement contract

The London Borough of Barnet has awarded OpenView Security Solutions Ltd a contract to supply and maintain CCTV cameras and software for the unattended enforcement of moving traffic contraventions.

The Videalert-based platform will initially be used to enforce moving traffic contraventions at more than 20 locations as well as being deployed outside 32 schools.

Chairman of Barnet Council’s Environment Committee, Dean Cohen, said: “The introduction of the Videalert CCTV enforcement system will have a big impact on helping to make roads safer, improve traffic flows and reduce air pollution.”

The Videalert system will be deployed at the first 20 locations to enforce box junctions, banned turns and restricted access. The installation will commence during the first quarter of 2016 after ensuring that all road markings and signs are fully compliant at each site. The council made video traffic surveys to find having high levels of contraventions or congestion.

Using a single camera, the system will also be used to automatically capture the number plates of vehicles stopping on the keep clears outside schools and create video evidence packs for review before PCNs are generated. It will be installed at 32 schools in response the north London borough says to complaints from local residents, parents and the schools about parking problems at drop-off and pick-up times.

Terry Cox, Group Sales and Marketing Director for OpenView Security Solutions, said: “We have established a reputation as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of CCTV infrastructure solutions to local authorities through partnering with companies such as Videalert which have developed innovative and cost effective compliance solutions that increase safety for the local community. As well as being cost effective to install and maintain, the Videalert platform allows multiple civil traffic enforcement and traffic management applications to run simultaneously without requiring specific equipment for every point solution. The system is also ‘Open Standards-based’, allowing OpenView to provide HD IP CCTV cameras to work with the Videalert platform.”

Barnet awarded the contract after assessing a fully functioning Videalert system, installed by OpenView, at the London Borough of Redbridge, pictured. During the first four weeks of enforcement, warning notices will be issued instead of PCNs to allow drivers to make adjustments to their normal behaviour. Visit www.videalert.com.


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