The Citywatch CCTV partnership provides residents with protection and reassurance that there are people looking out for their safety and their property and to making Southampton a safer place to live, work and visit.

The service:

  • Comprises over 300 cameras, covering car parks and public spaces in the city and district
  • 31 traffic cameras, combined with the public space cameras provide a CCTV footprint of approximately 12 square miles on all main arterial routes, city and district centres
  • Control room staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
  • All staff are fully Security Industry Authority trained and accredited
  • Monitors an average of 690 incidents per month, involving an average of 120 arrests
  • Police reviews of CCTV footage average 100 per month
  • Answers an average of 1355 customer enquiries per month via car park help points

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