Police in Darwin will now be able to scare Katherine's mischief makers through loudspeakers bolted high in the main street.
The work has already been done.
As well, police intend to play pre-recorded messages as another possible tactic if people are up to no good.
Much better high definition CCTV cameras have also been installed in Katherine Terrace and First Street as part of the cyber blitz to stamp out anti-social and criminal behaviour.
The security upgrade comes as another grainy, impossible to identify security picture was released by police today hoping to catch a bank robber.
High-definition CCTV cameras fixed with speakers have been installed in the past week.
Bendigo Bank was targeted by vandals and thieves in late July, and again a week later in August.
There was a public outcry over the blurry CCTV images taken of the thieves which police released hoping someone could identify them.
Just yesterday, Westpac Bank, also on the main street, had its front glass door shattered after someone tried to break in, in the early hours of the morning.
While police were able to call on CCTV surveillance, the inadequacy of the images meant it was almost impossible for anyone to identify the people involved.
This week workers have finished installing 'high-definition multi-cameras', which consist of four high-definition cameras fixed to one pole.
The new surveillance also has speakers which can play pre-recorded messages and allows police contractors sitting behind screens in Darwin to speak in real time.
Police said CCTV operators at the Peter McAulay Centre in Berrimah can currently send one of three pre-recorded messages or speak live.
"In June this year, police installed a further 28 additional cameras and eight audio kits taking the Katherine CCTV network from 14 to 42 cameras," a NT Police spokeswoman said.
"Previously a CCTV installation consisted of one standard definition pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) camera located on a pole to cover an area of up to 360 degrees.
"This meant a lot of incidents were being missed i.e. if the PTZ camera is looking to the right, incidents on the left are not captured."
The scope for CCTV operators has increased with the new installations, and they will now be able zoom in, and follow people or vehicles.
"The new installations also include the addition of a speaker kit that will allow pre-recorded messages to be played or for the CCTV operator to speak live," the spokeswoman said.
"This can also be used as a safety measure to assist in moving members of the public out of an area if required in an emergency."
Earlier this year, NT Police confirmed Katherine's CCTV cameras are monitored 24 hours per day.
There are currently 42 police CCTV cameras installed in 19 different locations across Katherine.
No, they are speakers not microphones. The Police cameras do not listen.
NT Police have been contacted for more information.
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