WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Statistics
Posts1,028,569
Topics75,642
Members13,534
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs11
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
33 registered members (alan128, 6 invisible), 1,695 guests, and257 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
214 Boaty
New General Forums
The earth at night.
by mikeeb. 25th Oct 2020 12:31pm
UK Spies
by granny. 16th Oct 2020 7:00pm
You asked me.
by GingerTom. 12th Oct 2020 9:11am
What do you make of this ??
by granny. 5th Oct 2020 2:25pm
New Wirral History
Wirral Way grids
by mikeeb. 24th Oct 2020 10:11am
North Star in Bentinck ST
by derekdwc. 14th Oct 2020 9:44pm
Road leading to Queensway tunnel
by chris58. 11th Oct 2020 10:11pm
Genealogical Research - Macmillan
by Alex_Macmillan. 10th Oct 2020 11:57am
Poulton road sweet shop
by karl1972. 7th Oct 2020 11:21am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
Boaty
by granny. 25th Oct 2020 9:53pm
TV prob
by Salmon. 25th Oct 2020 5:52pm
karcher k4 pressure washer
by stumpyduck. 25th Oct 2020 5:13pm
View Ranger
by mikeeb. 25th Oct 2020 12:26pm
Scratch repairs
by Fidelio. 25th Oct 2020 10:05am
Coastal Foraging??
by diggingdeeper. 25th Oct 2020 2:40am
Wirral Way grids
by pacef8. 24th Oct 2020 8:16pm
Angle grinder
by madrob. 23rd Oct 2020 6:34pm
road tax
by lincle. 23rd Oct 2020 4:33pm
October
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 ?
View Ranger
by mikeeb. 25th Oct 2020 12:26pm
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: 1,733
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,733
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: 518
south wirral
P
pacef8 Online content
Smartchild
pacef8  Online Content
Smartchild
P
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 518
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: 1,733
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,733
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: 518
south wirral
P
pacef8 Online content
Smartchild
pacef8  Online Content
Smartchild
P
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 518
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: 1,733
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,733
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: 4,036
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Offline
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Offline
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,036
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: 1,733
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,733
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: 1,733
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,733
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: 17,461
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,461
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: 1,733
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,733
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: 1,733
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,733
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
View Ranger
by mikeeb. 25th Oct 2020 12:26pm
Coastal Foraging??
by shenniko. 24th Oct 2020 1:32pm
Wirral Way grids
by mikeeb. 24th Oct 2020 10:11am
Scratch repairs
by mikeeb. 23rd Oct 2020 12:29pm
Council services
by Excoriator. 22nd Oct 2020 3:29pm
For Sale & Free
Angle grinder
by madrob. 23rd Oct 2020 6:34pm
Building survey.
by Fidelio. 19th Oct 2020 3:00pm
WANTED...used garden roller
by spider. 15th Oct 2020 3:26am
Rally X Arcade Cabaret machine
by _Ste_. 9th Oct 2020 4:43am
PS4 games
by JWood. 8th Oct 2020 9:32pm
Member Spotlight
zigzagwanderer
zigzagwanderer
Wallasey
Posts: 303
Joined: January 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
juneserridge, PhilP, andrewm5901, Gilly77, LeeGrace
13534 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Coastal Foraging??
by shenniko. 24th Oct 2020 1:32pm
Drone help
by madrob. 18th Oct 2020 9:59am
UK's worst Street Birkenhead
by mikeeb. 17th Oct 2020 11:46am
TV prob
by lincle. 16th Oct 2020 11:10am
road tax
by lincle. 13th Oct 2020 7:31am
News : New Topics
Council services
by Excoriator. 22nd Oct 2020 3:29pm
Boaty
by oldpm01. 21st Oct 2020 4:02pm
Wirral Crime August 2020
by diggingdeeper. 16th Oct 2020 5:19pm
Police activity - Storeton
by philmch. 15th Oct 2020 6:10pm
Mongoose bmx
by TheComputerLab. 4th Oct 2020 12:48pm
New Enthusiast Forums
View Ranger
by mikeeb. 25th Oct 2020 12:26pm
Scratch repairs
by mikeeb. 23rd Oct 2020 12:29pm
Horse riding on the common
by karl1972. 15th Oct 2020 2:08pm
'Over Exposed' Boeing Superfortress crash site
by KevinFinity. 10th Oct 2020 9:19pm
Blitz: The bombs that changed Britain
by mikeeb. 30th Sep 2020 4:02pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 7:01am
Sunset Mon 4:50pm
Local Time Mon 6:07am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1