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Cozumel looking to install 40 security cameras for 2019

Cozumel, Q.R. — The director of public safety projects for Cozumel says they want to install 40 security cameras and are hoping to send a financial proposal in February.

Nancy Velázquez Arita, director of public safety projects for city hall, says they currently have only seven cameras but would like to have 40. She explained that when resources for things like security cameras were budged in the past, the budget did not include maintenance.

She says this is what happened with the first installation of security cameras on the island, adding that city council plans to request resources from the state to install new cameras.

“We have seven cameras and we want to place 40. If everything goes well, it could be done in the first quarter,” she explained. This project, unlike the previous ones, would be integral and include a request for resources for the purchase and maintenance of cameras.

She noted they would carry out this project with Fortaseg money (Programa de Fortalecimiento para la Seguridad), adding that they are waiting for the requirements to submit their proposal to the executive sdecretariat of the National Public Security System in February.

“We make the proposal and in February we present ourselves in Mexico to validate the proposal and see if there is any change,” she said adding that it could be between 10 and 14 million peso.

“We contribute 20 percent of the total, which this year was 11 million peso,” she said noting that there are 209 police members that the corporation has who would benefit from the Fortaseg.