Local News: P2M CCTV Cameras For Bacolod City Now Ready
38 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras worth P200million will be installed in the new government center and the old Bacolod City Hall. Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson told the media at the presscon yesterday that due to the directive of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to the local government units to install CCTV cameras, there are several offers submitted to the office of Sangguniang Panlungsod. However, he said, before the issuance of this directive from DILG, the sangguniang panlungsod of Bacolod has already resolved to request Mayor Evelio Leonardia to install CCTV cameras at the NGC and other strategic areas.
L-R: Executive Asst. Jonathan Lobaton, Secretary to the Mayor Moises dela Cruz, Disaster Management Office action Officer Joemarie Vargas, and Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson. They told the media that the disaster preparedness summit was a success, and high tech CCTV cameras will be installed at the NGC and old city hall.* (CMO-PIO photo)
According to Joemarie Vargas, action officer, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said, the CCTV to be installed is cheaper in cost but high quality, considering its service coverage that would jibe with the criteria based on the directive of DILG. It will have a monitor room, command center, recording to be handled by an operator. With high definition picture, it has s lightning arrester, and has 40" TV monitor, its zoom can monitor up to 200 meter-distance from the camera location. It can monitor both in dark and lighter areas because of its infra-red device. The camera feed can be seen by the mayor even if he is abroad.
Vice Mayor Sayson said, offices that need to have the CCTV cameras are city treasurer, land tax, and other offices. The CCTV could also monitor the joggers so at the NGC for their safety against possible hazards especially that sugarcane around are becoming taller already.
Secretary to the Mayor Moises dela Cruz said, this type of CCTV is being used by the police at Camp Crame, Pasay City and other cities in the country. This is a high tech device produced by Samsung.
The units are ready from the supplier, but the fund is not available yet, and this needs a supplimental budget, Sayson added.*