Mobile surveillance devices are beginning to be used in parks and public spaces around Melbourne for remote monitoring of movement of people.
According to The Age, one of the units has been spotted in a number of parks in Melbourne’s Stonnington area over the last few days.
A Victoria Police spokesman said “The cameras can help to capture and deter breaches of Chief Health Officer directions as well as other crimes and community safety issues. For operational reasons we will not be providing commentary on how many of these units are being used or where and when they are positioned.’’
A Stonnington council spokesperson told The Age “The City of Stonnington and Victoria Police are working in partnership on a number of initiatives to monitor compliance with COVID-19 restrictions as we enter the warmer months, in particular monitoring key public areas where gatherings and social distancing may be an ongoing issue.’’