South Ayrshire Council (SAC) operates CCTV within each of its town centres.
SAC’s current CCTV system has been in place for more than 20 years. The council needs to work with partners to develop a single system with flexible cameras to tackle issues such as crime and public safety.
The system should be self-powered, suitable for many different surfaces and not reliant on aerial platform vehicles or specialist fitting. This adaptable approach will meet the requirements of the forthcoming changes to the Global Data Protection Regulations.
This is a 2 phase competition. The second phase involves prototype development and testing.
The aim of this competition is to develop innovative solutions for agile and self-powered public space CCTV.
Your solution must meet these requirements.
- Does not rely on a power supply and power replacement, but can feed into a power supply where one is available.
- Can be transmitted using several recognised methods, such as IP or cloud-based, wireless or network. Analogue may still be suitable until other forms of transmission are available.
- Can be swiftly and securely attached to a variety of surfaces with minimum resources (ideally one employee) and with no reliance on an aerial platform vehicle or equivalent.
- Is robust enough to be protected from the elements and have a low risk of being vandalised.
- Is easily repaired, maintained and replaced if damaged or broken.
- Has a pan-tilt-zoom functionality where required.
- Can provide effective HD image transmission.
- Meets the requirements of the Data Protection Act, especially the guidance in the CCTV Code of Practice and the forthcoming Global Data Protection Regulation in 2018. For more information on this, click here.
This competition is looking for:
- a technical design specification package, including detailed specifications for the final technology solution
- commercial or financial specification, specifying what investments are required, such as equipment costs
- R&D methodology and final report. This should outline all R&D undertaken and give evidence that the various technological components can meet the requirements of the challenge set. This should also specify that the equipment complies with all UK and European standards, codes of practice and directives
Projects should range in size up to total costs of £30k per organisation.
To lead a project, you can:
- be an organisation of any size
- work alone or with others as subcontractors (businesses, research base and third sector)