New investment in multi-storey safety

People living in multi-storey blocks in the West of Leeds are to get up-to-date CCTV as part of plans to provide a remote concierge service for them.

Work done in the last two years, combined with more intensive housing management, has improved resident satisfaction and security at blocks which have had CCTV installed. Councillors now want to make sure all the multi-storey blocks the council manage in the city benefit from this.

Councillor Peter Gruen, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for neighbourhoods, planning and support services said:

“We know a lot of anti-social behaviour has been sorted out already in multi-storey blocks in the city thanks to the use of CCTV which is why so many residents have welcomed it. West Yorkshire Police have used images in a number of high profile cases, which is just one indication of its value.

“With the creation of Housing Leeds we have been keen to integrate the system across the city so that we can make the most of efficiencies from a wider, better network of CCTV. By installing updated equipment we will have better connectivity, more server capacity and be able to use the system more effectively.”

As part of the installation program, all residents in multi-storey blocks and local councillors will be consulted so that the roll-out of new system is matched to their needs and any concerns can be addressed.

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