Government Funding for Community Safety

Apply for the CCTV Fund or CBP grant and install secWatch CCTV.

There is an opportunity for local community organisations that are not-for-profit (parishes, charities, trusts) to submit a grant application for CCTV under the NSW Government Community Building Partnership (CBP) Program. Grant submissions will open on 2nd September, with program guidelines being published in August. If successful the CBP grant may cover 100% of the costs of installing CCTV. The average grant amount is approximately $20,000.

Please note that a separate circular has been sent to those parishes in the below listed local government areas in Sydney’s West and South West that are eligible to apply for a $5,000 grant available under the Community and Small Business CCTV Fund. This is a separate grant to the CBP. Those parishes will need to determine which grant program to submit an application under (it is not possible to apply for 2 different grants for the same project).

  • ​Blacktown
  • Camden
  • Campbelltown
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Cumberland
  • ​Fairfield
  • Liverpool
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith
  • Wollondilly

We are happy to visit your facilities and conduct a complimentary security survey. We can then create a quote to suit your site, which you can use in your Government grant application. Please complete enquiry form below and we will get in touch.

Construction Site Security with secWatch

secWatch High Definition CCTV

Securing a construction site is an OHS requirement in NSW to ensure the public are safe. It is also important to secure your site so you can deter theft of valuable construction materials and tools, which unfortunately is a common problem.
At Security Vision Networks we have developed a mobile security package which can be installed quickly and on a temporary basis, as required by the builders.
Rather than hiring security guards to patrol the site, our high definition CCTV cameras are installed to cover the entire site. Footage is then monitored by us back at our Security Operations Centre.
This is saving our clients the cost of hiring on-site security staff and we are able to capture any misadventure as well as vehicle traffic entering and exiting a site.
Recently our secWatch trailer was hired to MJH Multi, a residential home builder, for a construction site in Box Hill. They are building on multiple lots spanning the area over three streets. They have had thefts from sites in the past of building materials, tools and equipment and wanted to implement a security strategy to ensure this would not happen again.

The security solution:

  • Following a site survey to determine the best locations for camera units, we draw up plans and build the equipment in our workshop.
  • Our mobile secWatch trailer was deployed when 20 meters of temporary fencing was removed.  The trailer will be onsite until pole mounted units can be deployed.
  • We are building four single camera solar Mobile Camera Units, to be installed on the light poles at each end of two streets – this may increase to six units.
  • Camera footage is to be monitored from our Security Operations Centre at night, on the weekends and on public holidays.
  • The cameras have been hired for a six month period, after which they will decide either to continue to hire or purchase units for use at multiple locations.

secWatch uses cloud based software so builders can actually log in and view their site at any time, which can be a great reassurance.

What is an Audio Challenge?

Our mobile camera solutions have a built in speaker and amplifier. When unauthorised people are detected entering a clients site our guards can issue a warning remotely from our Security Operations Centre. This can scare a trespasser and stop crime or avoid crime taking place altogether. Also all incidents are recorded and the video footage can be provided to police if needed.

  • In addition to our security installed we recommend clients take photos of equipment and keep a log of all equipment on site, including a description and serial numbers. Take a look at the guide from SafeWork NSW below and click the button for the brochure from NSW Police on helping Prevent Building Site Theft.

SafeWork NSW tips to make construction sites secure

  • Ensure site perimeter fencing is secure and locked
  • Switch off power to the site
  • Clear debris
  • Block access to elevated floors, scaffolding, and ladders
  • Store plant and equipment, tools, chemicals and dangerous goods securely
  • Empty water drums
  • Erect appropriate signage, including an after-hours contact number
  • Cover voids, pits, trenches and pier holes
  • Cap all exposed reinforcement bars

secWatch Virtual Guard Services launches

24 Hour Security Operations Centre

We are very excited to bring to the market our secWatch Virtual Guard Service. Our clients are now able to have their sites monitored by us, using our High Definition CCTV recorded footage. From our 24hr Security Operations Centre we use high definition cameras to see what is happening onsite.

Camera Trap Technology

  • Pairs movement detectors with high resolution CCTV cameras and is used to monitor your site after-hours.
  • When a detector goes into alarm a camera associated with the detector can be viewed to see if the intrusion is genuine.
  • When an operator in our Security Operations Centre sees an intruder on site they can issue an audio challenge to the intruder using onsite speakers.
  • With video verification of the event the relevant authorities such as police, fire brigade or ambulance can be notified.
  • No more false alarms
  • Save money by reducing the requirement for on-site static guards.
  • Stop crime before it happens
  • Virtual Guard is looking through the cameras within seconds of receiving the alarm.
  • The intruder can be challenged using on site speakers to warn them that the authorities will be notified
  • The Virtual Guard can deal with the authorities until the incident has been resolved.
  • All incidents are documented and the relevant footage and images store as evidence for investigation.

Managed access control for remote or late deliveries

Roller-shutters and boom gates can be opened remotely to let authorised staff enter the property.

Virtual Guard Tours

Cameras are viewed from secWatch security operations centre periodically to ensure the site is secure.

Virtual escort for remote workers

Where workers have to leave alone, our Virtual Guards can escort them using the cameras and be communicating over the phone.

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