Picture of Councillor Jacqui Rayment, Deputy Leader of Southampton City Council, and Jonathan Hector, of Videalert

Traffic enforcement vehicle bought by Southampton

Published:  12 October, 2016

A new Videalert traffic enforcement vehicle has been delivered to Southampton City Council.

The vehicle provides different traffic enforcement and community safety roles simultaneously.

It will be used in conjunction with Videalert’s hosted digital video platform that was recently installed as part of a project to introduce CCTV enforcement of bus lanes in the city.

John Harvey, highway manager at Southampton City Council, said: ‘This new vehicle is easy and cost-effective to deploy as it integrates with our existing Videalert enforcement infrastructure. It will be used across the city to enforce a range of parking contraventions and to enhance community safety.’

The vehicle will patrol the city targeting vehicles that stop unlawfully on the keep clear lines outside schools in response to complaints and concerns raised by parents and teachers. It will also be used to enforce illegal parking at bus stops which causes unnecessary delays for other road users and potentially puts people at risk.

The Videalert mobile enforcement vehicle has been procured through Balfour Beatty Living Places which has a ten-year contract to manage all highway infrastructure assets on behalf of Southampton City Council.

Picture of the  Videalert traffic enforcement vehicle

Brian Hammersley, contract manager at Balfour Beatty Living Places, said: ‘This innovative mobile solution shows how quick and easy it is to expand Southampton’s existing enforcement activities using Videalert’s Digital Video Platform.’

The vehicle features a roof-mounted pan/tilt/zoom camera and two roof-mounted cameras that capture evidence of contraventions. These are downloaded via a USB for review by trained council operators before number plates are validated and action is taken against offenders.

Tim Daniels, sales and marketing director of Videalert, said: ‘The system can deliver significant benefits to councils by enabling them to quickly extend enforcement to other areas without having to make further investment in IT infrastructure.’

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