The London Borough of Barnet has awarded OpenView Security Solutions Ltd a major contact to supply and maintain CCTV cameras and software for the unattended enforcement of moving traffic contraventions.
The Videalert-based platform will initially be used to enforce a range of moving traffic contraventions at more than 20 locations as well as being deployed outside 32 schools to increase road safety for children across the borough.
Chairman of Barnet Council’s Environment Committee, Dean Cohen, said, “The introduction of the Videalert CCTV enforcement system will have a big impact on helping to make roads safer, improve traffic flows and reduce air pollution.”
The Videalert system will be deployed at the first 20 locations to enforce a variety of moving traffic contraventions including box junctions, banned turns and restricted access. Installation will begin this spring after officers have ensured all road markings and signs are fully compliant at each site. These locations were identified by the council during video traffic surveys as having high levels of contraventions or causing congestion issues that were impacting on journey times.
Using a single camera, the system will also be used to automatically capture the number plates of vehicles stopping on the keep clears outside schools and create video evidence packs for review before PCNs are generated. It will be installed at 32 schools in response to regular complaints from local residents, parents and the schools themselves about the parking problems during drop-off and pick-up times.