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SBRI: agile and self-powered public space CCTV

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Funding details
Registration opens
08 Jan 2018, 00:00
Registration closes
14 Mar 2018, 12:00
21 Mar 2018, 12:00
up to £30,000
South Ayrshire Council

South Ayrshire Council’s (SAC) current CCTV system has been in place for more than 20 years. The council needs to work with partners to develop a single system with flexible cameras to tackle issues such as crime and public safety.

The system should be self-powered, suitable for many different surfaces and not reliant on aerial platform vehicles or specialist fitting. This adaptable approach will meet the requirements of the forthcoming changes to the Global Data Protection Regulations.


Solution must meet these requirements:

  • Does not rely on a power supply and power replacement, but can feed into a power supply where one is available.
  • Can be transmitted using several recognised methods, such as IP or cloud-based, wireless or network. Analogue may still be suitable until other forms of transmission are available.
  • Can be swiftly and securely attached to a variety of surfaces with minimum resources (ideally one employee) and with no reliance on an aerial platform vehicle or equivalent.
  • Is robust enough to be protected from the elements and have a low risk of being vandalised.
  • Is easily repaired, maintained and replaced if damaged or broken.
  • Has a pan-tilt-zoom functionality where required.
  • Can provide effective HD image transmission.
  • Meets the requirements of the Data Protection Act, especially the guidance in the CCTV Code of Practice and the forthcoming Global Data Protection Regulation in 2018.


This is a 2 phase competition. The second phase involves prototype development and testing.

Projects should range in size up to total costs of £30,000 per organisation. 5 projects are expected to be funded for up to 6 months.

A briefing event is planned for the 2nd February; details can be found here when available.

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