The date has been set for the new control centre to help tackle crime and antisocial behaviour to go live.
The £750,000 Safety and Alarm Response Centre (SARC) will be a round-the-clock service to keep city residents safe.
The base will allow Dundee City Council staff to respond to incidents more quickly by bringing footage from CCTV cameras – of which there are about 1,000 in the city – under one roof.
It will also respond to the council’s 6,000 residents who are supported by the community alarm service.
The centre, which will be housed at the West District Housing Office in Sinclair Street in Lochee, will also allow information to be passed between other agencies, including police, ambulance and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
The aim is to get to incidents more quickly, and in particular, alarm systems at sheltered housing complexes will be linked up to the SARC, allowing council officials and blue light services to respond faster.
A tender of £86,056 for equipment including operator consoles and screens is set to be rubber-stamped by councillors at Monday’s policy and resources committee meeting.
The building work is scheduled to be completed this month and the new consoles and screens to be fitted by October 19.
The SARC is then scheduled to be fully operational on December 1.
Key city sites such as the McManus Galleries, Dundee House and the V&A – which opens next month – will be heavily monitored by existing CCTV cameras to avoid having them maliciously damaged.
Graeme Mackenzie, service manager of community safety and resilience for the council said the “preservation of assets” such as these buildings was a priority for the local authority, as petty, malicious damage would have a “huge impact on resources”.
The council received European Regional Development Fund funding for the SARC project which will part fund an upgrade to the city’s public space CCTV system.
Council leader John Alexander said: “This will mean we have the technology and capability to do far more than we did before.”