CCTVs eyed in all entry, exit points-A A +A
Friday, October 26, 2012
THE installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all entry and exit points of the city is eyed due to the recurring carnapping incidents, a Public Safety and Command Center (PSCC) official said Friday.
During the I-Speak Forum held at the City Hall, Magno Adalin, PSCC chief in the city, said the plan is part of the city's intensive anti-crime campaign, adding the present administration's plan is to record all the plate number of vehicles that enter the city.
The additional CCTVs will be installed at checkpoints in Sirawan Toril, Lacson in Calinan, and Lasang in the northern part of the city.
Adalin said the project is ongoing and they expect it to be completed before the change of administration next year.
PSCC aims to address the city's problems on carnapping by providing information on images captured by all the CCTVs installed in various areas in the city and through alerting other law-enforcement agencies for appropriate action.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, in a press briefing at her office, said the installation of additional 100 CCTV cameras in all strategic areas in the city is one of her priority projects before she steps down next year.
The installation of additional CCTVs is part of the city's Smarter City project, in partnership with IBM Philippines. (Jereco O. Paloma)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 26, 2012.