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Dunbar Harbour Trust has installed a network of CCTV cameras around the harbour. The purpose of the CCTV is not just for crime prevention and monitoring the security of DHT premises and harbour users' property, it also provides additional safety cover for harbour users and visitors alike and enables the monitoring and adherence to DHT’s environmental policies.

Many thanks to Paul Ingram for researching, planning and commissioning this complex system, aided by Davy Brady, who had the task of making sure all the cameras had suitable power supplies.

The cameras themselves are by Hikvision, a leading manufacturer of CCTV equipment, chosen for their excellent low light capability and were installed by VWS from Cumbernauld, who have a wealth of experience installing CCTV equipment for local town and city councils and coincidentally the Seabird Centre in North Berwick, who have a camera in Dunbar looking at the Kittiwake colony that nests in the Castle walls at the western end of Victoria Harbour.

The CCTV is fully compliant with the current Data Protection legislation. So the area covered by the cameras is limited to Harbour Trust property, with any peripheral coverage of adjacent buildings being incidental and from such a distance that it does not interfere with the privacy of local residents.

The system is also registered with the Information Commissioners Office and details of the network and its coverage have been given to the local Police should it help them with any of their enquiries.

For more information Dunbar Harbour Trust can be contacted by email using: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Future plans for the network include a live web-cam feed from some of the cameras giving selected views of the main harbour and harbour entrance, which will be incorporated into the Trust’s web-site.

Photos by Kenny Maule:

photo 1: Technician installing,  photo 2. Click <<READ MORE>> below, for photo 2: Davy Brady (LHS) and Paul Ingram (RHS)

 

 

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