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Salford City Council Deploys CCTV Enforcement Outside Schools

Salford City Council is installing Videalert CCTV enforcement cameras to capture vehicles parking on the keep clear markings outside schools at the beginning and end of each day. The contract was awarded following an open tender and cameras are initially being installed at four schools where irresponsible parking has been identified as being a major safety risk. This is the first installation of CCTV cameras at schools throughout the Greater Manchester region. Marston Holdings group company Videalert was selected to provide a fully hosted enforcement solution that offers 99% uptime with increased productivity. Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment…

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Bath & NE Somerset Council Deploys Videalert Electric MEV

Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES Council) is extending its Videalert CCTV enforcement platform by deploying a new electric mobile enforcement vehicle (MEV). This multi-tasking vehicle will be used to enforce a wide range of civil traffic contraventions including digital resident parking permit zones, keep clears outside schools, bus stops and bus lanes. It will also help B&NES Council to carry out traffic surveys as well as monitoring and enforcing the new class C Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in the City of Bath which is expected to go live in early 2021. According to Chris Major, Group Manager for…

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London Borough Of Barking & Dagenham Switches CCTV Enforcement To Videalert

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) has upgraded its network of CCTV cameras after switching to a new hosted Videalert platform to enforce a wide range of moving traffic contraventions including weight limits, bus lanes, banned turns and box junctions. The five-year contract will see the replacement of the legacy Siemens attended and unattended CCTV enforcement camera solution. According to Tina Brooks, Interim Head of Parking at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham: “We are committed to achieving best value and Videalert is providing us with the latest high definition cameras that deliver significant cost savings and…

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Oxfordshire County Council Upgrades Bus Lane Enforcement To Automated Videalert System

Oxfordshire County Council has upgraded its bus lane enforcement system with the installation of a new automated platform from Videalert. The new system replaces a manually operated network of cameras and has been installed to reduce journey times and improve air quality in and around the City of Oxford. The move to the new camera system was announced in October 2019 and the go-live date of 15th June was identified to support the increase in cyclists expected as more people are able to move around as the lockdown eases, as well as protect bus journeys for those who need to…

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Videalert Systems Support Enforcement Of Mandatory Cycle Lanes

The government has published the Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (England) General (Amendment) Regulations 2020. This amendment, which comes into force on 22nd June 2020, allows mandatory cycle lanes to be enforced by an approved device. It gives councils in England new powers to use CCTV to issue penalty charge notices to drivers who park or load illegally in these cycle lanes, putting cyclists at risk of a serious accident. Videalert is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions. It is also the only company able to provide its own suite of attended, unattended…

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Videalert Hosted Bus Lane Enforcement Systems Certified By Transport Scotland

Videalert, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions, has achieved Approved Devices certification from Transport Scotland for the deployment of its hosted digital video platform to enforce bus lanes. As one of the only manufacturers to have achieved this certification, Videalert’s hosted platform provides local authorities across Scotland with a quicker and easier way to implement unattended CCTV enforcement of bus lanes to speed up journey times and encourage people to use public transport. According to Videalert: “Videalert’s hosted enforcement solution enables councils to meet their compliance objectives by delivering a consistently higher level…

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SiFi Networks Secures Major Investment To Fund FiberCity™ Growth From The Smart City Infrastructure Fund

SiFi Networks (SiFi), the leading North American developer of open access fibre optic networks, has announced that it has successfully secured significant capital which will allow the company to meet the pent up demand for high speed connectivity across the USA. An initial investment of up to $50 million will enable SiFi to expand into more cities simultaneously through the recruitment and training of additional industry specialists and accelerate SiFi Networks’ FiberCity™ deployments. A further support of up to $400 million will provide the project funding for the building of new fibre networks enabling future-proof connectivity and new digital services…

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Lancashire County Council switches to Videalert’s hosted platform to enforce bus lanes

Lancashire County Council has switched to Videalert systems for the enforcement of bus lanes throughout the county. The decision to standardise on Videalert was taken to provide the council with the ability to manage multiple contravention types using a single hosted platform. Marston Holdings group companies Videalert and NSL were selected to deliver a new enforcement solution that offers 99% uptime with increased productivity. Peter Bell, parking and regulation manager at Lancashire County Council, said: “The single platform approach coupled with significant uptime demands meant our old cameras were seriously impacting on the effectiveness of our bus lane and ongoing…

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Stingray – A new modular ANPR camera for mobile enforcement vehicles

Videalert, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic enforcement and management solutions, has announced the immediate availability of Stingray, a new modular ANPR camera solution. Designed for use with Videalert’s expanding range of multi-purpose Mobile Enforcement Vehicles (MEV), this modular solution features the latest generation of HD cameras with upgraded infra-red lighting to deliver enhanced capture rates and increased productivity in all parking and traffic management applications. According to Videalert: “This innovative new camera solution will be fitted to all our new MEV platforms and can be retrofitted to existing vehicles. It can deliver higher productivity as number…

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Redbridge pilots school streets programme with Videalert

The London Borough of Redbridge has awarded Videalert a contract to install CCTV enforcement cameras as part of the ‘Redbridge School Streets’ pilot programme. Funded by the Mayor of London and Transport for London, this programme supports the council’s continued action to protect children from air pollution and traffic and to promote walking, scooting and cycling during their journeys to and from school. Redbridge Council Leader Cllr Jas Athwal said: “We have a duty to protect our children’s health, both as a council, and also as members of the community ourselves. Targeting congested areas outside of schools will cut down…

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