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Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has taken delivery of a new CCTV enforcement vehicle.
The Mobile Enforcement Vehicle (MEV) from Videalert can operate unattended and will be used at schools where illegal parking on the yellow ‘keep clears’ has been identified as putting children’s lives in danger.
Councillor Bob Norton, the council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Highways, said: “We know that measures to tackle parking are often controversial and seen by some as a ‘cash grab’ but that is simply not the case. This is all about safety! Three accidents involving school children in one year is three too many and we won’t allow this continuing risk to the safety of children in our schools. Our message is clear: Don’t want to get fined? Then don’t put people at risk when you park.”
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Videalert has supplied a white Renault Kadjar, pictured, with two roof-mounted ANPR cameras and two colour cameras to capture contextual video evidence. Used with video analytics, the on-board systems are controlled by the operator manning the vehicle using a dashboard-mounted touchscreen.
All contravention evidence data is transferred to Videalert’s Digital Video Platform in the parking office at the end of each shift. The system automates the making of video evidence packs which are reviewed by council operatives prior to sending confirmed offences to the back office processing system for the issuance of PCNs. The vehicle comes with Videalert software applications enabling it to be used for a range of traffic and parking management applications, as required.
Tim Daniels, Sales and Marketing Director at Videalert says: “In recent benchmarking trials, our MEVs equipped with four cameras have proved to deliver industry-leading capture rates whilst consistently outperforming vehicles from other suppliers. This new generation of multi-purpose MEVs will give councils greater flexibility in the enforcement of a wide range of moving traffic and parking contraventions.”