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.