State of the art CCTV system for Kilkenny City
Council Delivers on Security for Kilkenny
In their recent budget, Kilkenny County Council have allocated €400,000 for a new state of the art city wide CCTV system that will facilitate the Gardai in solving and preventing crime.
The scheme will be an extension of the existing network of 15 cameras that have been in place since 2008. An additional 21 cameras will be installed at key locations, identified by An Garda Siochana, covering the entire city and Ring Road. The cameras are high resolution with the capability of zooming in on minute details and they will be monitored 24/7 in the Garda station.
The CCTV scheme was one item on a list of projects that the elected members wanted to deliver for Kilkenny. It was proposed as part of the annual budget by Cllr. Andrew McGuinness on behalf of the Fianna Fail group.
“This scheme will bring additional security and safety to the streets of Kilkenny, making it very difficult for criminals to carry out illegal activity while giving locals and visitors an extra sense of security,” said Cllr. Andrew McGuinness.
“I believe this is one of the most important projects we can deliver for Kilkenny and it doesn’t just benefit the city. According to the Gardai, a lot of crime committed in the rural areas of the county can involve criminals coming from or passing through the city and this system will help combat that also,” said Andrew.
“Its also a great acknowledgment of the fantastic work that the Guards are doing locally, particularly at the weekends when you can see an increased presence of Gardai with extra foot patrols and Garda vehicles where the majority of locals and visitors are socialising. These cameras will take that security to the next level,” he concluded.
Welcoming the news, Deputy John McGuinness said, “I’m delighted to see that Kilkenny County Council are one of, if not the first Council in Ireland to allocate a substantial amount of money from their own budget to such a worth while project that will greatly benefit the people of Kilkenny City and County. "
“The Gardai are doing a fine job and its important to join with them and assist where possible. This is an example of Gardai, Council and community coming together to deliver something positive for everyone,” concluded Deputy McGuinness.