Adelaide Crime Deterence Infrastructure.

Adelaide Crime Deterence Infrastructure.
In response to a perceived increase in sexual assaults & violent attacks at night in Adelaide, there are calls to improve street lighting, cut back trees & shrubs, and put in more public spaces CCTV cameras. While a sound idea in principle, the suggestion could do with some refinement. Many street lights are lost in the canopies of the trees in our well-established older avenues.
A secondary footpath-focused light mounted a lot lower on existing streetlight poles below tree canopy level is needed in such avenues.

These might even be monitored in real time with integrated CCTV cameras with the images encoded & transmitted on the A/C lines powering them to bridging units conveying signals from a string of such lights to modems – probably wireless in nature. However, let these be high resolution, three dimensional (stereoscopic) auto-focused and movement triggered. All to often existing CCTV images one sees in the media are grainy, out of focus and useless to confirm identity. Large volumes of such footpath-oriented light & camera units should be achievable at little more cost than a modern smartphone & streetlight cost now.

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About adelaidepete

Now live in Adelaide South Australia and have always worked in Systems & Software Engineering. I am enjoying commenting on, suggesting and discussing innovative solutions to problems and useful risk mitigation strategies and recently interested in the realm of public policy re urban planning & disasters - the focus of this blog. I am interested in technology, gadgetry, enhancing productivity & functionality, urban planning, military thinking and public policy. I enjoyed periods I spent in USA (Reston, Virginia Beach & Dallas) & Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy & Greece) but genuinely love Australia, most people, animals, singing, dancing & life.
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