Pioneering technology services company, Telent Technology Services Ltd, has been awarded a contract for the maintenance of over 1,400 street-based CCTV cameras and associated CCTV Matrices and Operator Interfaces, which collectively form a pan-London Traffic Control CCTV system operated by Transport for London (TfL)
The cameras are distributed across each of the 32 Greater London Boroughs as well as the City of London, and provide the eyes on the street for TfL, the Metropolitan Police, City of London Police, London Ambulance and media services such as the BBC and TfL’s “JamCam” service.
The system monitors traffic flow and as such assists greatly in the management of road incidents, bus lane and yellow box junction enforcement. The system also provides real-time information feeds to media channels and the travelling public.
The contract awarded to Telent has a term of up to seven years and will cover the services to provide a comprehensive maintenance service, the supplementary works required to replace obsolete or damaged units, and the deployment of temporary cameras to cover special events.
This is another major new win for Telent with TfL, following the award in June 2014 of a Traffic Control Equipment Maintenance and Service contract (TCMS2) for the West and South West of London.
“We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this contract. We already maintain over 15,000 CCTV cameras in the London area and our efficient London based delivery operation has enabled us to offer Transport for London a very high level of service at a competitive price,” commented Chris Metcalfe, Managing Director of Telent's Technology Solutions business.
Iain Blackmore, Head of Traffic Infrastructure for TfL, stated: “Our Road Modernisation Plan is seeing huge investment being made to the capitals roads, improving journeys for all Londoners. This new contract is a good deal for London and will allow us to continue to actively monitor the Capital’s roads, helping keep disruption to a minimum.”