A DENBIGHSHIRE town council plagued with vandalism has installed a groundbreaking security system in the community.

In response to repeated acts of vandalism, seven Bodelwyddan town councillors voted unanimously to take on private security firm Verisure’s cutting edge security suite in the soon to open Community Centre on Swn Y Dail.

Not only will any intruders on the £100,000 community hub be under surveillance 24 hours a day by remotely viewed, 4G enabled cameras, they will also be robbed of their vision by a Fog Screen that can fill the site floor to ceiling in less than 15 seconds.

Cllr Richard Mainon, mayor of Bodelwyddan, said: “It’s fantastic, it’s live - the fog and cameras are all screwed in.

“The day after they were installed, the cameras were left on and were activated by the builders arriving in the morning.

“Almost immediately we received a call from the security company letting us know there were people on site.”

The Journal reported in July of plans to install new security measures at the site, which was originally due to reopen at the start of the summer, after recurring break ins and acts of vandalism.

The Community Hub, which will house the town council and offer a variety of services including Citizens’ Advice Bureau facilities and more, is now expected to open to the public after building work is completed later this month or in early September.

Cllr Mainon added: “The fact everyone read the story in the Journal and that there are now signs up everywhere around the site, any vandals will now think twice about breaking in.

“Given what it does for the Town Clerk as a Lone Worker policy when she’s there by herself and in safeguarding the town’s newest asset, I couldn’t be happier.”