Surveillance at Irvine railway station could be due to increase, after plans were submitted to North Ayrshire Council to install more CCTV cameras.
The plans include two panoramic 360 degree cameras to be mounted at the end of either platform and two static box camera, which would be installed on the canopy of each building on either side of the tracks.
An application to install these has to be put forward to the council due to the buildings category B listed status.
The new cameras will not seek to replace the existing CCTV in the station, with current infrastructure remiaing in place, as well as this being added to.
There are currently 27 CCTV cameras across the different areas of Irvine wailway station.
The new cameras will have “analytical rules” applied to them, which will provide trigger points which can send on early warnings of any trespassing on the track.
After receiving an alert of this happening, the system operator will then be able to communicate with intruders over the existing CCTV PA system.
The application was submitted to North Ayrshire Council on August 9 and validated a day late. It is still pending consideration.
Full application details can be found on the council’s online planning portal using the reference 22/00606/LBC.