ANGELES CITY -- The city government here announced the establishment of an interconnected P50-million command center to monitor the city’s traffic, support peace and order, and coordinate emergency response actions.
“Through the command center, we will install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in our barangays equipped with intelligent video analytics software. This will allow us to monitor crimes as they happen, while being able to pinpoint details to aid us in identifying the criminals such as plate numbers, the suspect’s face even behind tinted windows, and so on,” said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan.
The move, according to Pamintuan, is in response to the growing population of the city which has also attracted tourists in recent years.
Pamintuan said the establishment of a command center is necessary to make overall monitoring possible.
The command center will also allow the city to connect with establishments that already have CCTV cameras installed, giving the local government and the police a wider coverage in crime surveillance.
The command center will be located at the current Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) at the city hall.
The SP will move to the new legislative building also at the city hall.