Six villages to install CCTV cameras-A A +A
Sunday, April 20, 2014
SIX barangays in Cebu City will help augment the command center of the City Government by installing their own closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.
This way, the City will be able to monitor more areas and get help in preventing crimes.
Councilor Dave Tumulak, head of the peace and order program of City Hall, said the
barangays that will install CCTV’s are Apas, Ermita, Cogon Pardo, Zapatera, Labangon and Mabolo.
Tumulak, who is also the presiding office of the Cebu City Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, met with the officials of the barangays last week to discuss the project.
“We had a meeting with this six barangays first since they are the ones who signified that they will install CCTV cameras,” said the councilor.
Of the six barangays, Tumulak said Barangays Labangon and Mabolo already acquired their CCTV’s while the others are yet to buy theirs.
“Once they’re available, we will then install them and connect their CCTV’s to our C3 (command control center),” he said.
Tumulak said it will be the City who will be the one to identify the areas in the barangays where the CCTV’s will be installed.
Asked when all the CCTV of the barangays will be put up, Tumulak said they don’t know yet, but they want to have it up and operational within the year.
In a related development, Tumulak said the City will be buying 50 new CCTV cameras amounting to at least P30 million.
Earlier, Tumulak said the City will only be purchasing 30 units of CCTV.
He said they have increased it to 50 units, saying they were able to find cheaper CCTV cameras.
The City now only has 10 CCTV cameras, which are distributed in three districts in the city’s three districts.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 21, 2014.