NXWM invests in advanced CCTV system

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National Express West Midlands (NXWM) has installed 4G Vemotion CCTV units to some of its vehicles, helping Safer Travel police officers to target anti-social behaviour on the bus network in real-time.

The technology allows the Safer Travel team to tap into live CCTV feeds and view anti-social behaviour on any vehicles housing the equipment.

The real-time footage means officers can then stop the bus and quickly act upon any anti-social behaviour.

Working together in the Safer Travel Partnership, anti-social behaviour and crime captured on CCTV from NXWM buses has already resulted in a 75% success rate in identifying offenders. The new technology aims to further improve this further.

In 2015, the Safer Travel Partnership successfully tested the 4G Vemotion CCTV units for BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow. As part of the test, a pickpocket was caught ‘live’ on camera on the top deck of a NXWM bus, and the Safer Travel control room dispatched a rapid response unit to arrest them before the offender had even realised they had been caught.