The Gold Coast Council is preparing to upgrade the cities 194 cctv camera network. the system which was originally installed in the 1980s will be upgraded to the new HD Digital cameras giving a much clearer resolution. These upgrades will also allow for future expansions. These cameras are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can allow police to arrive on scene while a crime is still occurring. In the past 3 years there have been 65 successful prosecutions as a result of these cameras. Upgrades are scheduled to begin later this year.