Davao Installing River CCTV Cameras

Subscribe Now January 27, 2013 at 07:07pm

The City Government of Davao is planning to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, sensors and wireless radio systems to monitor water level of Davao River and other tributaries. Major Magno Adalin, Davao City Public Safety and Security Center (PSSCC) chief, said the equipment would be installed in the areas of Tamugan, Lacson and Calinan as preemptive measures especially during continuous rain.

The program will be called the Telemetric Monitoring System (TMS) and is planned to be set up in Tamugan and Lacson rivers, identified as upstream branches of the Davao River, he said.

The TMS is needed since human monitoring is not enough to determine if the water level are normal, or are already in excess, he said. The system will have CCTV cameras transmitting images of water levels.

Adalin said they have already communicated with the supplier of the CCTVs in the city if they could produce a prototype of the CCTV-based Telemetric Monitoring System.

Source: mb.com.ph

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