WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Statistics
Posts1,029,791
Topics75,775
Members13,624
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs13
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
35 registered members (Adamthomas89, 7 invisible), 1,416 guests, and352 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
Covid and Cars
by diggingdeeper. 2nd Jan 2021 11:48am
Furloughed
by diggingdeeper. 2nd Jan 2021 12:47am
Happy new year
by cools. 31st Dec 2020 9:46pm
Merry Christmas
by cools. 24th Dec 2020 8:27am
New Wirral History
Gladstone Street
by Chevi. 6th Jan 2021 8:39pm
Birkenhead born Tramway King
by Norton. 28th Dec 2020 4:39pm
The Rockville pub
by madrob. 28th Dec 2020 12:29pm
gothic house in Palm Grove, Oxton
by philmch. 8th Dec 2020 7:37pm
Prenton Brick and Tile Works (off Prenton Dell Rd)
by edbrooke. 30th Dec 2016 5:07pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
Nervous Nelly?
by Salmon. 16th Jan 2021 7:20am
Donald Chump
by granny. 15th Jan 2021 9:48pm
Wirral Covid Mass Testing
by diggingdeeper. 15th Jan 2021 5:56pm
Wirral Covid
by keef666. 15th Jan 2021 5:39pm
Books: Three Wirral reprints FOR SALE
by diggingdeeper. 15th Jan 2021 4:25pm
Women's LFC Top
by Julie64. 14th Jan 2021 9:53pm
The Co-op Ghoul
by cools. 14th Jan 2021 10:45am
Still trying to identify some buildings on 1960s?
by derekdwc. 14th Jan 2021 9:50am
What song are you listening to?
by GaryFromWirral. 13th Jan 2021 3:00pm
January
M T W T F S S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
What is it? #1024615
24th Oct 2016 5:59pm
24th Oct 2016 5:59pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
E
Excoriator Online content OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Online Content OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
A very tall post recently appeared in New Ferry Road next to the bridge over the bypass. It was about twice the height of a lamp post and right next to one.

In due course, a rectangular box with two hemispherical protuberances surmounted by what appeared to be camera lenses appeared at the top of this post, pointing towards the toll bar junction.

A stick-on label warns that CCTV is in operation, but it is totally different from any other CCTV system I've ever seen, and why have two of them - unsteerable - side by side?

Anyone seen anything like this or have any idea what the Council is up to this time?

Google Ads
Re: What is it? [Re: Excoriator] #1024622
24th Oct 2016 8:04pm
24th Oct 2016 8:04pm
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 520
south wirral
P
pacef8 Offline
Smartchild
pacef8  Offline
Smartchild
P
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 520
south wirral
Number plate recognition, or basically higher def cameras.

Re: What is it? [Re: Excoriator] #1024625
24th Oct 2016 8:51pm
24th Oct 2016 8:51pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
E
Excoriator Online content OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Online Content OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
Why the two cameras? Stereoscopic vision perhaps? Or perhaps bidirectional optical communication?

I don't believe the shape of the housing implies anything about the definition of the camera. That's all due to the imaging chip and the optics in front of it. The lenses seem to me to be on the small side for a high definition camera at around an inch.

Perhaps I will take a pic. and include it here. I'm not sure it's anything to do with CCTV. It may be something intended to get the new LEDs on the bypass working. There is a string of about four in the cutting by the bridge which has NEVER shown as much as a glimmer!

Re: What is it? [Re: Excoriator] #1024647
25th Oct 2016 11:53am
25th Oct 2016 11:53am
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 520
south wirral
P
pacef8 Offline
Smartchild
pacef8  Offline
Smartchild
P
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 520
south wirral
Considering it is between a newsagents that got robbed at 6.30 in the morning and a londis that got fire bombed plus the scroats on the motorcross bikes living on the Pub site i say a camera would still be a good thing .

Re: What is it? [Re: Excoriator] #1024648
25th Oct 2016 3:11pm
25th Oct 2016 3:11pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
E
Excoriator Online content OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Online Content OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
Well, it might or might not be a good thing. The evidence is that CCTV cameras are pretty useless as regards preventing crime but excellent at costing a lot of money. But as far as I can see the cameras - if that is what they are - are not looking at either potential crime site anyway. They are fixed to look horizontally towards Beb. station, getting on for a mile away!

Re: What is it? [Re: Excoriator] #1024658
25th Oct 2016 7:42pm
25th Oct 2016 7:42pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,042
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Offline
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Offline
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,042
Heswallish
Norman street in north end has one right outside a newsagents.keeps an eye on tbe shop and local drug transactions.been quite a bit of anti social behaviour there.

Re: What is it? [Re: fish5133] #1024675
26th Oct 2016 1:28pm
26th Oct 2016 1:28pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
E
Excoriator Online content OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Online Content OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
Are you sure of that? This thing is looking in the opposite direction from the newsagent!

Re: What is it? [Re: Excoriator] #1024703
26th Oct 2016 10:23pm
26th Oct 2016 10:23pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
E
Excoriator Online content OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Online Content OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
The more I look at this thing and its deployment, the more convinced I am that it is some kind of free space optical data link, and not a CCTV system at all. But what data is it communicating, and to/from where?

Re: What is it? [Re: Excoriator] #1024706
26th Oct 2016 11:12pm
26th Oct 2016 11:12pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,622
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,622
Wirral
Could they be traffic cameras ?


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: What is it? [Re: Excoriator] #1024707
27th Oct 2016 6:33am
27th Oct 2016 6:33am
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 126
Prenton
M
movingtables Offline
Enthusiast
movingtables  Offline
Enthusiast
M
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 126
Prenton
some sort of wi-fi repeater?
could be a wi-fi service in the making.

Re: What is it? [Re: Excoriator] #1024710
27th Oct 2016 10:32am
27th Oct 2016 10:32am
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
E
Excoriator Online content OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Online Content OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
Well, I can only see one end of the link, if that's what it is.I remain baffled!

Re: What is it? [Re: Excoriator] #1024720
27th Oct 2016 4:16pm
27th Oct 2016 4:16pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
E
Excoriator Online content OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Online Content OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,758
wirral
OK, I got the binoculars out. It is definitely two CCTV cameras, but what they are looking at remains a mystery. They cannot see the shop that was robbed, and have a pretty poor view of the bypass.


Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Nervous Nelly?
by Excoriator. 15th Jan 2021 5:38pm
The Co-op Ghoul
by Erainn. 11th Jan 2021 1:54pm
Donald Chump
by mikeeb. 10th Jan 2021 1:39pm
Toyah . .
by GaryFromWirral. 10th Jan 2021 1:39pm
Visiting the tip - opinions?
by Greenwood. 9th Jan 2021 5:25pm
For Sale & Free
Women's LFC Top
by Julie64. 14th Jan 2021 9:53pm
AQUARIUM
by lincle. 8th Jan 2021 10:47am
kids boots used size 6
by gerry1. 6th Jan 2021 4:22pm
Wanted Myford ml7 lathe
by spider. 3rd Jan 2021 5:23pm
All in one mixer/blender
by JWood. 3rd Jan 2021 4:18pm
Member Spotlight
Gibbo
Gibbo
Oxton
Posts: 2,220
Joined: December 2010
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Miniwatto1979, Galas, Linda29, SuzieT, AOsGaGa
13624 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Nervous Nelly?
by Excoriator. 15th Jan 2021 5:38pm
Visiting the tip - opinions?
by Greenwood. 9th Jan 2021 5:25pm
covid & cold
by lincle. 7th Jan 2021 9:25am
Coastal views
by rossie. 31st Dec 2020 9:01pm
Time for a name change?
by Excoriator. 23rd Dec 2020 1:02pm
News : New Topics
Donald Chump
by mikeeb. 10th Jan 2021 1:39pm
Eleccy Off in Oxton
by diggingdeeper. 3rd Jan 2021 8:31pm
Gerry Marsden
by lincle. 3rd Jan 2021 5:33pm
EU Migrants
by granny. 3rd Jan 2021 12:02pm
Obese Wirral Hits Records Again
by diggingdeeper. 29th Dec 2020 10:26pm
New Enthusiast Forums
The Co-op Ghoul
by Erainn. 11th Jan 2021 1:54pm
Toyah . .
by GaryFromWirral. 10th Jan 2021 1:39pm
Wirral Covid
by diggingdeeper. 4th Jan 2021 2:59am
Wildlife
by cools. 31st Dec 2020 2:21pm
Gaming PC
by karl1972. 28th Dec 2020 7:28am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 8:18am
Sunset Sat 4:26pm
Local Time Sat 8:06am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1