1. Home

New digital cameras boost CCTV network

Security video surveillance in Armidale’s Beardy Street is being enhanced by an update to digital technology.

Council’s replacement of four video cameras in Beardy Street, including the mall, and a fifth camera at the intersection of Dangar Street and Moore Street will improve the clarity of video footage and reduce the time it takes to retrieve and act on footage.

“It will greatly improve the capacity to identify people in the footage, particularly at times of low light,” Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Susan Law, said.

“The move to a full digital system also means that when an incident occurs, footage can be downloaded much, much quicker. Footage that would have taken an hour with the analogue system can be downloaded in a matter of minutes using digital technology.

“That will make the CCTV network a much more effective and time-efficient tool in keeping streets safe.”

The $45,000 project is replacing analogue cameras that have been in place since the Armidale central business district’s CCTV system was first installed in 2005 as a City Safe Area.

Their replacement, by contractor TriTech Security, brings the five cameras in line with four other digital cameras that had been added later to the CBD’s CCTV network.

While the five replacement cameras have been installed within the existing poles, their upgrade has been complemented by last month’s upgrade to a new fibre optic cable linking the cameras to Council’s Armidale Civic Administration Building.

Council received $450,000 in funding through Round 3 of the Federal Government’s Safer Communities Fund, for a two-part project:
upgrade five CCTV analogue cameras in Armidale’s Beardy Street Mall with digital cameras, including a network upgrade to include optic fibre infrastructure
install and commission solar lights on the cycleway within the Armidale CBD precinct 


Latest stories


Water restrictions
Armidale is currently on Level 4 water restrictions and Guyra is on Level 5.
Teddy Sheean Victoria Cross honour reminds us of the courage of the crew of HMAS Armidale
This week’s announcement by the Prime Minster Scott Morrison to award WWII hero Teddy Sheean the highest military honour the Victoria Cross is long overdue and very close to the heart of the inhabitants of the city of Armidale.
Community survey for learning centre design
Community members are being invited to provide their input to the designs of a new Guyra Early Childhood Learning Centre, with a public survey launched today.
Guyra Hub expansion taking shape
An expansion of The Hub at Guyra neighbourhood centre took shape last week, with the arrival and installation of the modular additions.
Community invited to assist with Council General Manager recruitment
Armidale Regional Council Interim Administrator Viv May is inviting the community to become involved in the recruitment of the next Council General Manager.
Council showcases services during Local Government Week
It’s Local Government Week 2020, and Armidale Regional Council is using the event to highlight the broad range of services it offers the Armidale region, including some surprising and little-known services.
Relief for farmers upon successful amalgamation of vacant farmland properties
The Interim Administrator Viv May has made good his promise to provide an avenue for relief to farmers with multiple vacant farmland properties .
Mother of Ducks lagoon recreation area upgrades complete
The popular recreation area at the Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve day use area in Guyra is ready for an influx of visitors eager to explore the region’s hidden treasures with the completion of a $459,182 upgrade.
New grandstand for Guyra Lions Sporting Complex
A successful NSW Government My Community Funding application and partnership with Armidale Regional Council will deliver a new grandstand and upgraded facilities for the Guyra Junior Rugby League Club.
Interim Administrator Minute – 29-7-2020
Minute by Interim Administrator – Extraordinary Council Meeting 29 July 2020
Solar lighting installation for a safer cycleway
Construction of new solar lighting on the Armidale Cycleway is scheduled to begin next week, with a longer section to be fitted with lighting as a result of improved cost efficiencies.