Making public spaces safe via CCTVs across Exeter

ESSA’s systems monitor and control more than 300 CCTV cameras in Exeter city centre, helping to prevent crime and keep citizens safe.

Exeter is a historic city located on the banks of the River Exe, with a population of 120,000 and a modern, successful business edge, with the University of Exeter and the MET Office occupying large sites in the area.

The city council chose ESSA to design, implement a public space surveillance system based in the existing city centre control room. ESSA also carries out comprehensive maintenance services.

The control system, operating across a number of sites, takes feeds from more than 300 CCTV cameras located in highways, car parks, shopping arcades, the high street, parks and other municipal facilities.

It uses a hybrid of technologies to connect the cameras and control room, including wireless, fibre-optic and IP based technologies.

It has already proved itself a successful tool in crime prevention, crime reduction and public safety.