Official wants more CCTVs in Davao City

May. 15, 2015

DAVAO CITY- The City needs more closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to cover all the way to Toril District, an official of the Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) said.

Frank Villaroman, head of the PSSCC, said the office has about 173 CCTVs used by the Intelligence Operations Center (IOC) plus 19 cameras operated by the Traffic Operations Center. The cameras are as far north as Ilang just outside the Holcim cement plant and south in Lacson in Calinan District, Villaroman said.

Villaroman said an expansion of CCTV coverage all the way to Toril which is 33 kilometers away from the City proper will need 30 to 40 CCTV cameras.

Villaroman also said among his wishlist for PSSCC is the expansion of the Intelligence Operations Center office to allow more monitors for the growing number of CCTVs.

He said that the PSSCC will be expecting new equipment to be procured this year but did not specify what type of equipment. CCTV cameras helped authorities track traffic violators and intercept criminals.

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