Enhancing Public Safety at Notting Hill Carnival and Beyond

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) is a unique London borough, home to places of cultural importance and 15,000 businesses. Every year the borough welcomes over 1 million people for the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival.

With responsibility for managing community safety for residents and visitors to the borough, including the 1 million visitors during carnival time. RBKC consulted with North to extensively upgrade and integrate their entire Public Space security operations with third-party systems.

The IP upgrade encompassed all Public Space cameras, Video Management Systems (VMS) and associated security systems, including the overhaul of the council's CCTV Control Centre and the installation of new transmission equipment.

North collaborated closely with RBKC to design and deliver the fully integrated solution that enables seamless connectivity with key partners, including the Metropolitan Police.

The upgrade has enabled the Metropolitan Police and partners to access cameras across the borough through a web portal, offering 24/7 centralised access to footage, enabling them to manage antisocial behaviour and public safety events more effectively. Furthermore, the Metropolitan Police can remotely control cameras and view playback footage, enabling them to respond to incidents quicker, creating safer places for visitors, and local communities and enabling more effective use of budgets.

With future-proofing and value both important considerations, events are now analysed and incidents quickly addressed through simultaneous streaming of footage across multiple locations, such as football stadiums and shopping areas, helping to deter and detect crime, and create safer experiences for fans and shoppers.


The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea


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