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City surveillance equipment goes up in Cozumel

Cozumel, Q.R. — The installation of antennas and wireless cameras have begun around Cozumel in a bid to monitor high-risk areas.

José Vázquez Pech, City Council Systems Director, says that the installation of the first 46 cameras will be complete by the end of the year. He says that the antennas and cameras recently arrived, as did the team required to install the equipment.

As announced by Municipal President, Pedro Joaquín Delbouis, the installation of the cameras will go toward helping improve security on the island and continue to reduce the crime rate.

Vázquez Pech explained that they had been working for awhile on the electrical installations in areas where the equipment is required, and now with the arrival of equipment, the placement of the wireless antennas on the poles has begun. He adds that eventually, they will also have license plate and face detection abilities.

He noted that a study of camera locations was done ahead of time to determine the most effective areas in order to provide greater security to the inhabitants of the island. With this surveillance team, he says they can follow criminals and have a more efficient response from the police authorities.