Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Safer Neighbourhood Teams join forces with FreqOUT!

Westminster Safer Neighbourhoods Police Teams in Churchill Gardens and Lisson Green have offered to support the FreqOUT! project 'CCTV Is Following Me' when it goes live later on this year. The project, facilitated last year by artists Melissa Bliss and Jake Novak allow young people to learn about the new digital CCTV equipment that has been installed on some Westminster estates and debate the pros and cons of public saftey measures.

Last year, using a CCTV camera mounted in the ceiling of their youth club for their exclusive use by Capgemini, the young people learnt to control the camera using various handheld and wireless devices and make their own film.

This year PSCO Simon Fielder, based in Churchill Gardens has offered the young people access to a mobile CCTV van, and to answer questions they may have on public safety issues. Sargent Ian Rowing is also assiting the FreqOUT! team in identifying how the 2006 project can assist reducing crime in the area.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This seems to be fascinating use of contentious technology, and good to see the community being involved.