Kenilworth Residents are praised for great start…

KENILWORTH residents are being praised for showing how important their community is to them. In just over 24 hours since Kenilworth Watch’s CCTV register was launched over 20 responses have already been received from householders wishing to join the community-based scheme.

The new CCTV register, which is already successfully operating in Finham, Coventry, will help Kenilworth Watch in their daily liaison with Warwickshire Police while also contributing towards preventing crime in the area.

The system doesn’t involve live access to people’s CCTV. The register enables a quick way to identify where CCTV is situated across the town, potentially saving hours of footwork by the police in the event of investigating an incident.

A spokesperson for Kenilworth Watch said “We are encouraged with the prompt response in the first 24 hours from residents across our town and community. However, we need to get the message out there because we believe there are many more properties with CCTV and we’d like them to consider joining and signing up to the register”.

“The system which nearby Finham Neighbourhood Watch has designed and given to Kenilworth has the potential to provide a community-wide facility that could be invaluable to our police in saving them time when investigating incidents.”

“The added benefit of getting householders signed up is it sends out a strong message that Kenilworth is not a good destination for those that are considering committing a crime such as a burglary, theft, car theft and criminal damage. The scheme has the potential to demonstrate the community is taking a unified and team approach to preventing crime and detecting offenders.”

The CCTV register is securely stored and managed and meets GDPR requirements. Any householder that has CCTV and would like to join the scheme can do so by emailing their name, address, email and ideally their telephone number to crownwatch@me.com

More details about the newly launched scheme can be accessed here:

https://kenilworthnwatch.com/2020/01/08/how-you-can-help-deliver-a-step-change-in-crime-prevention-and-detection-in-kenilworth/

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