Tulum, Q.R. — More than 1,900 security cameras have been installed in the northern region of the state, reports the state government. Carlos Orvañanos Rea, General Communication Coordinator, said that in the city of Cancún 1,514 security cameras have been installed.
He added that in Playa del Carmen, 327 security cameras have been installed while in Isla Mujeres, 104 have been placed. In Cozumel, the government has installed 40 cameras. Later this month, the government intends to move forward, adding 80 security cameras in 20 strategic points in Tulum.
The addition of the security cameras is part of the government’s Quintana Roo Seguro y en Paz program, which will see the installation of video surveillance systems and the construction of the C5 security complex. The technology will be used to help with crime.
According to the State Secretariat of Public Security, to date, a total of 1,985 cameras have been installed in the northern region of Quintana Roo. The video surveillance cameras have been placed in main avenues, parks, schools, commercial areas and tourist areas.
The government reports that these strategic placements allow an immediate reaction to criminal acts since they are currently connected to the C4 Control and Surveillance Center, which will soon be the C5 center out of Cancun.