The CCTV data feed provides details on CCTV cameras, such as naming, locations & images. CCTV data is split across 3 feeds.

CCTV Static

The static CCTV data provides information on all CCTV configured on the UTMC system for public viewing. The data for static feed includes:

  • The System Code Number or unique ID
  • A Short Description – Short Name
  • A Long Description – Full Name
  • Geo-reference of the Location, in Easting/Northing & Latitude/Longitude
  • Last Updated information of the asset on the UTMC system

Example of an asset from CCTV Static

CCTV Dynamic

The dynamic CCTV data provides live information on all CCTV configured on the UTMC system for public viewing. The data for dynamic feed includes:

  • The System Code Number or unique ID
  • The Image JPEG URL
  • Last Updated image from the CCTV

Example of an asset from CCTV Dynamic

CCTV Images

The CCTV images data provides the latest JPEG of each CCTV asset as described in the dynamic feed.

Example of an asset from Car Park Images

Further Information

The frequency that the CCTV Images are refreshed is dependant on the ownership of the camera concerned. Each image contains a superimposed time-stamp.

UTMC Cameras
ID’s start with:

  • GH (Gateshead)
  • MC (Metrocentre)
  • NB (Northumberland)
  • NC (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
  • NT (North Tyneside)
  • PS (Newcastle-upon-Tyne Public Safety)
  • SL (Sunderland)
  • ST (South Tyneside)

Updated every 1-5 minutes
Examples: GH_A1114A1, MCJ05111PS190

Tyne Tunnel Cameras
ID’s start with TT2
Updated every 1 minute approximately
Example: TT2North1

Vaisala Cameras
Updated every 15-30 minutes approximately

UTMC cameras will only publish a JPEG if they are on one of their default positions.  If the camera has a pan, tilt and zoom facility and is under the control of an operator, the JPEG will not be refreshed. Some cameras are set to tour around several default position; therefore the aspect shown may differ from JPEG to JPEG, giving a different perspective at the location. Tyne Tunnel & Vaisala cameras are fixed and will always send JPEG’s unless offline.

It should be noted that these cameras are used for traffic management purposes only, in-keeping with best practice nationally, and guidance from the Information Commissioner, no images are recorded and all files are overwritten.

Full information on the content of these feeds can be found in the API document located here.


You can view the following examples which use these feeds in some form. If you would like us to consider your application or service to be featured on this page please comment below.

NECA Traffic Cameras –

SnapShotz – iOS

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