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Orange Cemetery implements security measures to curb vandalism

By January 31, 2023February 8th, 2023News

Orange City Council has upgraded security at the Orange Cemetery by installing four solar security cameras, a new high security fence around the rear section of the cemetery and improved boundary fences.

Orange Deputy Mayor Gerald Power emphasized the importance of these security measures in ensuring the cemetery remains a safe place for families and loved ones.

“There has been some instances of vandalism and antisocial behaviour and every time these terrible acts happen it is painful for families and loved-ones,” Cr Power said.

‘’With the installation of these cameras the chance of those committing crimes being caught will increase significantly.”

Solar security cameras at the Orange Cemetery

The four solar security cameras have been strategically placed to monitor vandalism, while remaining focused on the roadways in order to avoid disturbing grieving families.

These measures were made possible through a successful budget bid by Councillor Duffy, in response to the destruction of heritage headstones within the cemetery.

Council’s Finance Policy Committee Chair, Cr Duffy expressed his satisfaction with the security additions.

‘’If you’re an honest person and you’re going about your business, there should be no reason at all to be concerned about the cameras,’’ Cr Duffy said.

The solar panels power the cameras and rechargeable battery, allowing for constant recording and storage of CCTV footage in a cloud-based system.

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