Police to monitor compliance of CCTV ordinance-A A +A
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
WITH the implementation of the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera ordinance among selected establishments, Cagayan de Oro City councilor Ramon Tabor said policemen are tasked to monitor compliance to the ordinance.
Tabor said the police will be the one to give update to the chairperson of the committee on police on the compliance status of the different establishments.
“This only holds true to establishments that are mandated to install CCTV like banks, schools, gasoline stations, convenience stores, money exchange and others,” he said.
Non-compliance of the ordinance will pay a fine of up to P5,000 and suspension of business permit and cancellation.
Tabor said some of these establishments asked for enough time for them to put up the CCTV due to budget constraints.
“I hope they don’t treat the ordinance as an imposition but as a measure to help maintain the peace and order of the city,” he said.
Tabor said several robbery cases have been solved because of CCTVs since authorities easily recognize the identity of the perpetrators.
He emphasized that the value of CCTV is not that expensive compared to the millions that the business owners have invested.
“What is P20,000 to P30,000 cost of CCTV? The value is not that much,” Tabor said.
Tabor has also called on the Oro Bankers to address the policy of banks that authorities need to ask permission from the bank’s central office before showing the tape where identity of the suspected robbers have been captured.
“It would defeat the purpose of the authorities, especially on the conduct of the pursuit operation against the suspects, since they still have to wait for the permission of the central office,” he said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 22, 2012.