North awarded CCTV Control Centre contract with South Tyneside Council to enhance safety of the region

North, has secured a contract with South Tyneside Council to deliver a state-of-the-art CCTV Control Centre, building on its 25-year relationship with the local authority.

As part of the £600k contract, North will design and relocate a fully integrated CCTV Control Centre, which will include the integration of multiple security systems merging access control, intruder detection and life safety, into one system to provide greater situational awareness and enhance incident management.

The new facility will be used to monitor Council services, including Public Space CCTV, local schools and wireless re-deployable cameras in areas such as problematic fly tipping spots and high-traffic zones. Importantly, this will help South Tyneside Council create cleaner, safer and greener environments, with the new control centre expected to be complete by September 2023.

Following the installation, North will provide a five-year support service package which will include the maintenance of Public Space CCTV cameras and the upgrade of analogue cameras to high-resolution digital devices, providing superior image quality to help improve incident management. The upgrade will help the council implement cost-effective solutions that aid its mission to create an attractive and safe place for residents to call home.

Daniel Chappell, Technical Account Manager at North, said: “North is proud to help create safer communities within South Tyneside through the delivery of a state-of-the-art CCTV Control Centre, accelerating the local authority’s digitalisation goals.

“South Tyneside will now enjoy the benefits of integrated technology and new cameras which monitor a 360-view of the area with clearer images achieved through enhanced sensors.

“We are proud to have an established relationship with South Tyneside Council which continues to evolve and is testament to the high-quality services and trusted advice provided by North. We look forward to building on this strong foundation as the local authority prioritises safer, cleaner, greener environments for future generations.”

Cllr Jim Foreman, Lead Member for Housing and Community Safety, said: “CCTV is a vital tool in helping our residents feel safe and secure.

“As well as acting as a deterrent and helping detect crime and anti-social behaviour, it can also help us monitor and manage events in real-time and assist the emergency services.

“This state-of-the-art technology is replacing older, outdated cameras to provide better image quality and enhanced night-time vision.

“Creating strong communities, where people live in safe neighbourhoods, is one of the Council’s five ambitions and tackling crime and anti-social behaviour is key to realising that.”


19 April 2023