Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan has today launched a new security network aimed at cracking down on crime and anti-social behaviour across the Stirling community.
The Bluewatch project, funded by a $48,732 grant through the Safer Communities Fund, provides high-quality CCTV coverage in public areas along Wanneroo Road in Tuart Hill.
There are 12 security cameras located between Lawley and Cape streets.
Mr Keenan said the program will ensure surrounding businesses and residents have access to real-time footage, live on their smart devices.
“Everyone has a right to feel safe and secure in their community which is why I am pleased to have been able to provide this funding to support Stirling residents and local businesses in Tuart Hill,” Mr Keenan said.
“This CCTV network will not only be a useful deterrent in preventing crime and anti-social behaviour in the area but will also help in prosecuting offenders doing the wrong thing.”
The Bluewatch project is being run by Blueforce; a Tuart Hill business specialising in surveillance technology.
Managing Director Dale Lofts said the system has already supplied footage to Police in relation to several incidents including theft and vandalism, and he hopes to expand the project even further.
“Without funding for this initiative, each business would be left to implement their own security measures and would not have benefited from the technology and support Blueforce is able to deliver,” Mr Lofts said.
The Coalition Government is committed to keeping Australians safe and secure, with this project among those funded under the $40 million Safer Communities Fund which aims to support local communities in addressing crime and anti-social behaviour.