New technology to help keep Salisbury city centre safe

Salisbury CityWatch New Radios December 2018

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:47am 11th December 2018.

The CityWatch scheme has invested in state-of-the-art radios to replace a 12 year old system.

The digital radios act as a link between retailers, licensed premises, City Council security officers, Salisbury BID Rangers and the CCTV operators, who can then make contact with the Wiltshire Police control room.

The idea behind it is to detect and deter crime within the city centre.

Having a new digital system will make those communications clearer and quicker.

Richard Goodman, Salisbury CityWatch Manager, said:

"This is a huge step forward in working towards a safer Salisbury. We're working to tackle business and retail crime and aim to help provide a safer environment for residents and visitors, and this new radio system is key in helping us to achieve this.

"We hope staff, in particular lone workers, will feel safer as a result of the new improved radio system. The businesses have shown great enthusiasm for the scheme and we are keen to roll this out to as many businesses in the city as possible."

Salisbury CityWatch is funded by the City Council and Salisbury BID.

There are 24 businesses who are already part of the link scheme, with all companies within the city centre welcome to join.

You can find out more, or sign up your workplace by emailing cctv@salisburycitywatch.co.uk.

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