A significant challenge presented to SNP Security as part of the Footscray video project was the accelerated timeline – just 3 months from trial to final acceptance. "SNP Security met the tight schedule of this project due to careful project management and due to the ease of deploying the Firetide mesh network.," stated David Xuereb, SNP Security, project manager.
IPP Consulting was commissioned by Maribyrnong City Council to provide technical advice and project management services for the project. Bob Firth, IPP consultant, commented, "You can’t predict when crime will occur so it is essential to ensure that a surveillance system is reliable. The system has been so effective, that 18 arrests by police were made using the system before it was even commissioned."
The Footscray video surveillance installation coincides with an announcement from the Victorian Department of Justice of a $20 million Community Crime Prevention Program to assist in local crime prevention initiatives.