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I spotted another Streetwise installation

It’s a while since I spotted my first Streetwise surveillance camera setup, but now I’ve spotted my second.

This time it was on the Gallowgate, monitoring the junction at Bain Street, between Barrowland and Morrison’s.

This junction can get quite busy at times, and has the added complication of being on the exit route of a nearby fire station – if you look carefully at the Barrowland pic you can see the additional warning lights on the junction in the background.

There may be plans to change the road layout here, or alter the traffic lights.

We’ll see.

There was also a recent announcement about a refurbishment of the whole Barras area, which may be connected to this survey.

In each case the camera is at the top of the temporary pole visible on the left, with a data storage box attached at the bottom.

Gallowgate Streetwise Camera Barrowland

Gallowgate Streetwise Camera Barrowland

 

Gallowgate Streetwise Camera Morrisons

Gallowgate Streetwise Camera Morrisons

August 6, 2017 Posted by | Civilian, photography, Surveillance, Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

So THAT’S how they carry out those street/traffic surveys

Wandering home in my usual half-asleep daze I almost tripped over a metal box sitting on a part of the footpath I walk over as a matter of routine after crossing the road.

Street Survey Box

Street Survey Box

After issuing a brief curse at it for waking me up and losing about 20 minutes’ worth of ‘half asleepness’ on the way home, I realised it was different from the boxes usually seen by the roadside. Although chained up in the same way, they usually have rubber pressure switch strips connected, stapled to the road to detect traffic driving over them – and that was absent.

Following the cable, this one was actually taking pics, and there was a handy little camera sitting on top of a pole tied to the same lamppost as the box.

Never seen on of these before, or since.

Here’s a look at the camera.

Traffic survey polecam

Traffic survey polecam

Funny thing – no mischief-makers ever gave that pole a little turn, just to point the camera in the wrong direction.

Kids nowadays… hopeless!!!

April 18, 2017 Posted by | Civilian, photography, Transport | , | Leave a comment

   

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