IMUS, Cavite - Peace and order and traffic management have gradually improved in this capital town with the 23 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed in strategic areas.
The installation of CCTVs with night vision is a project of the municipal government since early 2011 in a bid to monitor crimes, the traffic situation and other activities in the area.
Fahad Don Omar Fajardo, president of NS Telecom Company Incorporated, reported that he was tasked to lead the installation of the 23 monitoring device worth P1.9 million following a bid.
The CCTV cameras can monitor the movements of pickpockets, snatchers, holduppers and other hooligans as well as the traffic situation and other activities in the area.
The latest hi-tech camera was installed only last Wednesday at a 10-feet post between Imus Public Market and Lotus Mall on Nueno Avenue. Cameras were also placed at the Imus Welcome Arc on Aguinaldo Highway, the plaza fronting the Our Lady of Pillar Cathedral, the seat of Imus diocese; municipal and police station and thoroughfares of some crowded barangays (villages).
The CCTV monitoring bases or center are at the town hall and police station, it was learned.
Imus town joined other towns and cities in Cavite with the most number of CCTV cameras. The first to install the public devices are Tagaytay City, a prime tourist destination, Bacoor, Cavite's gateway to Southern Metro Manila, and Dasmariñas City, the province's most populated area.