IP surveillance project makes Danish housing complex safer

A deprived area in Copenhagen is getting help from social initiatives and large-scale Milestone surveillance system

Social activities also foster crime reduction

In addition to the extensive video surveillance, the Green Triangle has launched a range of social measures that will contribute to a better and safer environment for residents. It opened a clubhouse for the area's young boys to meet after school for billiards or video games. Residents can also apply for money from a residential fund earmarked for other activities. In the common house there are initiatives for homework assistance, help for jobseekers, and a number of volunteers run a café.

"We make every effort to employ mainly young people in the area and keep them away from problems. And such social activation, combined with video surveillance, means that the Green Triangle has already become a much better and safer place to live," says the superintendent.