The Fermoy Town CCTV System, comprising 24 cameras located at various points through the town centre designed to counter illegal activity as well as monitor flood levels in the River Blackwater, was officially launched in Fermoy Town Hall last Thursday.

Phase one of the project, which was initiated by the OPW in 2015, was added to this year through funds provided by Fermoy Municipal Authority’s Town Development Fund. Similar projects are expected to come on board in Mitchelstown and Charleville in 2017.

15 cameras were installed during phase one of the project, covering Ashe Quay, O’Neill Crowley, Kent Street, Abbey Street, Brian Boru Square and Pearse Square. The recently completed phase two has extended the area of Fermoy covered by CCTV to parts of Patrick Street, MacCurtain Street and the library car park, the latter in a bid to curb illegal dumping at the bring site there.

Of the 24 cameras, five are PTZ cameras that offer a 360-degree view of the area …

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