Roving eyes a council first

Published: 12 May 2017

Roving eyes a council first

Logan City Council is rolling out more cutting-edge technology in a bid to fight crime and keep the community safe.

Three mobile cameras will be rotated across 12 secret locations in Logan, keeping a roving eye on anti-social behaviour, hooning and illegal dumping.

The cameras use super-fast 4GX wireless instead of 3G and their interchangeable lenses mean they can work in all sorts of light from almost pitch black to a very sunny day.

Logan is understood to be the only council in Australia using such advanced mobile cameras.

City Safe chairperson councillor Laurie Smith said the cameras will add a mobile component to the city’s fixed CCTV network.

“These cameras can be deployed in about 10 minutes and provide the very latest in crime-fighting technology,” Cr Smith said.

“They have a long battery life and the quality images they provide will make it easier for staff and police to identify wrongdoers.”

The cameras were purchased with funds supplied by Division 3 councillor Steve Swenson.

“These cameras are the most effective way to address crime and make people feel safe,” Cr Swenson said.

“By putting cameras in places where none exist we are giving those people who do the wrong thing less places to hide.

“I look forward to the council partnering with the Queensland Police Service to make this great initiative a success.”