Earlier this month Hutt City Council, Upper Hutt City Council and the Lower Hutt Police marked the beginning of the first phase in the three year CCTV upgrade project in Hutt City.

The upgrade includes four new monitors, new recording equipment, a new video management system and a larger office for police and volunteers.The equipment is monitored by a dedicated team of trained volunteers, who give up their time to support the safety of our city.

The camera network will increase from 29 cameras to an estimated 44 cameras throughout the Hutt City region over the next three years. There will be a replacement of old equipment at the end of its operational life, and the introduction of new cameras to the network. This project is joint venture between Hutt City and Upper Hutt City Councils, and the Police – these strong partnerships are essential for our community’s safety and wellbeing.

Despite these strong partnerships, residents still need to be aware of what’s happening in their neighbourhoods and support one another.