Newmarket zeroes in on crime
Friday, 20 March 2015
Newmarket Business Association (NBA) has announced the launch of a new anti-crime initiative, named Zero Tolerance, as it looks to step up ongoing efforts to fight levels of theft and other illegal activity taking place in the area.
The programme will be delivered in tandem with the NBA’s CCTV partner, Advanced Security, and, once complete, will nearly double the number of security cameras within the precinct.
NBA CEO Mark Knoff-Thomas says the new cameras will be an invaluable tool for Newmarket’s CCTV monitoring team as it works to identify criminal behaviour in the district.
“Newmarket is taking a very firm stance on crime, and is investing heavily in new tools to make that happen. Costs for cameras have become more favourable and technology has improved vastly in recent years. Our new cameras will deliver crystal-clear pictures both day and night, and have the ability to zoom in on very small details over a wide area.
"Late last year we also established a Newmarket security “Think Tank” committee, with representatives from Newmarket Police, District Police, private security providers and Newmarket business members. This group is working collaboratively to stamp out crime, and is reviewing street surveillance security with the view to increasing street patrols 24/7.”
Pictured: Mark Knoff-Thomas with Mike Marr, MD of Advanced Security.