Newmarket Business Association (NBA) has launched a new anti-crime initiative, named Zero Tolerance, as it looks to step up ongoing efforts to fight theft and other illegal activity taking place in the area.
The program will be delivered in tandem with the NBA’s CCTV partner, Advanced Security, and once complete, will nearly double the number of security cameras within the precinct.
NBA CEO, Mark Knoff-Thomas, says the new cameras will be an invaluable tool for Newmarket’s CCTV monitoring team as it works to identify criminal behaviour in the district.
“Newmarket is taking a very firm stance on crime, and is investing heavily in new tools to make that happen. Costs for cameras have become more favourable and technology has improved vastly in recent years. Our new cameras will deliver crystal-clear pictures both day and night, and have the ability to zoom in on very small details over a wide area,” Knoff-Thomas said.
”Late last year we also established a Newmarket security Think Tank committee, with representatives from Newmarket Police, District Police, private security providers and Newmarket business members. This group is working collaboratively to stamp out crime, and is reviewing street surveillance security with the view to increasing street patrols 24/7,” he said.