Yes or no to CCTV

Orewa business owners will be canvassed on a plan to implement CCTV in the town.

Police initiated the idea of setting up a network of security cameras in Orewa in August, 2016, saying it would enable them to identify vehicles used by offenders and provide other information of use in solving crime.

Business organisation Destination Orewa Beach (DOB) surveyed its members on whether town-centre wide CCTV is needed, the options and how it could be paid for. Its initial research suggested that around 18 cameras would be needed to cover the town centre, at a ‘ballpark’ cost of around $36,000.

The membership survey was inconclusive. Since then, DOB has been obtaining further quotes and proposals as well as discussing the options with stakeholders and suppliers.

DOB is now ready to present its findings to members.

After that presentation takes place, a formal ballot across the businesses will be held, the outcome of which will decide if the project will go ahead or not. A 51 percent ‘yes’ vote is required for a system to be installed.


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