Brisbane City Council (BCC) has approved SNP Security’s delivery of a comprehensive security solution for the city’s iconic landmark buildings across South East Queensland.
The security solution generated 70 new positions and comprises up to 20 security officers per shift guarding landmarks including Brisbane’s heritage-listed City Hall, Green Square and Roy Harvey House. These spots attract high people traffic and are often used to host large public events.
For Brisbane City Council, the public’s safety is priority, particularly as it is one of the largest councils in the Southern Hemisphere with more than $7B of assets.
’CitySafe’ is the Council’s Public Space Safety Camera System. It comprises 64 cameras located within the Queen St Mall and Valley Mall precincts.
The ‘CitySafe’ system is a key element within the Council’s Community Safety program. The camera network monitors the public space within the City (CBD) and Fortitude Valley. Key objectives of this security implementation include:
• Deter criminal activities
• Reduce the impact of crime
• Assist with the apprehension of offenders who have committed crime in the public space
• Improve public confidence in personal safety and
• Assist City Malls Management with their day-to-day operations of managing the City’s three public malls.
SNP monitoring officers are required to identify criminal activity, anti-social behaviour and breaches of Council by-laws before notifying council officers or the police of such behaviors and incidences that may warrant their attention or response.
This adds to SNP’s catalogue of expertise in the CCTV solutions arena, with other implementations such as Maribyrnong Council, City of Melbourne and The Greater Dandenong City Council.