Public space CCTV, operated and managed by North Lanarkshire Council, monitors Wishaw town centre and surrounding areas around the clock, 365 days a year, helping to make Wishaw a pleasant place to live, to work and to visit.
North Lanarkshire Council has an award-winning control room providing one of the most advanced control systems in Scotland. Working with Police Scotland, with officers routinely working within our control room, we already monitor more than 1000 cameras.
This reassuring presence curbs crime and antisocial behaviour, playing a key role in making communities safer and more pleasant places to be.
Some of the stores within Wishaw town centre are part of the Shopwatch scheme. The existence of a Shopwatch scheme in your area is in itself a deterrent to potential criminals. And if there are criminals in your area, the stores can receive instant advance warnings so they can be identified, tracked and apprehended.
The Community Safety Hub offer a fast response to threats such as shoplifting and aggressive customers – plus a range of other incidents such as lost children – and they coordinate communications with the relevant emergency services. CCTV cameras can also track any offenders and provide video evidence if required.
Free wi-fi is available in the town centre area. It automatically appears as an open network on phones and other devices when in range and allows local residents and visitors access to the internet. Having access to digital technology is a key part of improving town centres for our communities. Make sure you visit In Wishaw when you are out and about.