Batac City ready to install CCTV system

BATAC CITY -— The city government here is set to install an independent network of high definition closed-circuit television (CCTV) system as part of disaster-proofing its residents.

With a proposed budget of at least Php 6 million for 2017, City Mayor Albert Chua said they are eyeing the installation of 23 CCTV systems in various strategic locations where the public usually go.

These include the city hall, city inn, city health office, motor pool, city plaza, public market, busy inter- sections and the five entrance and exit points in the city such as the Batac-Banna road, Batac-Pinili via Maipalig road, Batac-Currimao road, Batac-Paoay road and Batac-Laoag road.

Should there be power interruption, Chua said the CCTV system shall have a a back up solar power to ensure continuous and wide monitoring.

Another feature of the new CCTV system with accessories will bear security alarms to be automatically activated in case of emergency.

According to Chua, monitors will also be set up at the city hall to incorporate and integrate alarms like emergency gadgets by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

With increasing crimes and burglaries, officials here deemed it proper and timely to boost its security measures and one way of doing so is to take advantage of the latest technology it has to offer for public safety.