CCTV to be installed

By Benalla Ensign

CCTV to be installed

Big Brother is watching you — at least he will be once CCTV is installed in key public areas across Benalla.

It’s the age old story of privacy vs safety, and in a world where cameras record constantly it seems privacy is fighting a losing battle.

Benalla Rural City Council will install and trial surveillance cameras this month in a collaborative project with Victoria Police.

Benalla Mayor Scott Upston said the council took great pride in the safety of Benalla Rural City.

‘‘CCTV cameras act as a deterrent for offenders, to improve community safety, security and confidence in public places,’’ Cr Upston said.

The technology being trialled has the capacity to be monitored remotely.