Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Extra Eyes in the Sky; High Tech CCTV Plans Revealed

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Extra Eyes in the Sky; High Tech CCTV Plans Revealed

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Byline: Blake Antrobus blake.antrobus@frasercoastchronicle.com.au

IT'S been the site of numerous incidents of theft, vandalism and assault, and now offenders at Maryborough's Anzac Park skate park will be caught on film with new high-tech CCTV cameras.

The state-of-the-art system, which gives authorities 24- hour access to the footage, could become a staple at Fraser Coast crime hotspots.

Four CCTV cameras with a radio link have been installed in the park's centre.

Councillor Daniel Sanderson said the radio link allowed police and council staff to access the images and footage 24 hours a day.

"The cameras will allow the council to keep an eye on the park to combat vandalism and assist the police to monitor the safety of people using the park," Cr Sanderson said.

"It's disappointing when facilities such as the skate park are damaged or defaced.

"It's not being big brother, but its making sure if people want to do the wrong thing, they will be caught. …

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