Caloocan eyes CCTV network to strengthen fight vs crime
MANILA, Philippines — The Caloocan City government has announced its plan to build a network of security cameras throughout the city to strengthen its crime and disaster response capabilities.
In a statement, the city government said it has been identifying strategic locations and installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in these areas.
The network of cameras would be monitored and controlled by a command, control and communications center manned by city government officers 24 hours a day.
Aside from being the nerve center of the city government’s security camera network, the command center would also serve as a dispatch center, surveillance monitoring center, coordination office and alarm monitoring center.
The city government said the security camera network would boost efforts to reduce and deter crime, spot and address road and traffic problems and facilitate rescue and relief efforts during disasters.
More importantly, law enforcement officials hope to use it in identifying and arresting criminals through footage recorded by the cameras.
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