Davao City to install 200 more CCTVs

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The city government of Davao will install an additional 200 closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) here as it underscored the “need for more eyes on the ground” to secure the city, Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) head Benito de Leon said.

De Leon told a press briefing on Thursday that the city government has already approved an allocation of P30 million for the procurement of the additional CCTVs to cover more major thoroughfares here.

“We can cover the major thoroughfares. The city has expanded very fast. The city is so wide. We have four road networks, and our population has grown,” he said.

He said there was the no schedule yet on the installation of the CCTVs, which will take two to three weeks.

“We want it the soonest. It depends on the delivery of procured items,” he said.

The PSSCC, created through Executive Order No. 18 Series of 2012, is tasked to “provide protection, security, safety and risk management to the people of the city,” and operates “through coordinative approach to address the different issues of safety and security relative to Crime, Terrorism, Security, Traffic, Health and Social Services, Emergency Services, and Disaster Risk Reduction by using information, people, technology, and intelligent solutions.”

De Leon also urged private establishments and churches in the city to install CCTVs.

“Not all establishments here are compelled to install CCTVs. Only those whose capitalization is P2 million and above are mandated by law to install. There are business establishments whose capitalization falls below. We have enjoined everybody, the city mayor enjoins catholic church to install CCTV cameras in and outside the churches and parishes to help ensure the safety of our churchgoers,” he said.

Source: mb.com.ph



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