As announced on Monday July 4 by the Marbella City Council, the second phase of the installation of surveillance cameras in the city of Malaga has been completed. New devices have been installed in 33 locations in the municipality.
They were placed in areas deemed to have the greatest influx of people and visitors. This action will increase safety and allow security services to react more quickly in the event of an emergency or traffic incidents that may arise.
Angeles Muñoz, the mayor of @Ayto_Marbella, attended the presentation, accompanied by Jose Eduardo Diaz, the adviser for citizen security. They were joined by Javier Martin, the local police chief, and Enrique Lamelas, the national police commissioner.
It was pointed out that this video and sensor subsystem serves two purposes: to provide greater security in areas with a higher concentration of people for leisure and business activities, and to identify vehicles and people involved in the incidents.
There are 48 cameras installed in this second phase, Diaz said, 9 of which are cataloged as the License Plate Reader Network (RML) “for traffic flow control, which will allow officers to have information to act in crisis or emergency situations,” he stressed.
He added that this project “will improve the sense of safety of citizens and the road, minimizing the number of incidents, traffic jams and crimes against collective safety”. Diaz highlighted the technology used to implement this system, with a 12.5 km fiber optic deployment “with state-of-the-art cameras that make us a reference in terms of advancement and investment in security, which amounts to nearly 5 million euros”.
These last devices are added to the 85 of the first phase, which will be supplemented by those planned for the third and fourth phases in the municipality of San Pedro de Alcantara. On this occasion, Ms. Muñoz explained, the network of cameras and sensors was deployed throughout the old town and the most central areas of the city.
They are in video-monitored areas, always guaranteeing people’s privacy since the images captured only concern public roads.
The places where the network has been deployed are the Plazas de Los Naranjos, de las Ranas, Monsignor Rodrigo Bocanegra, Caridad, Africa, Manuel Cantos and Jose Palomo. Others can be found in Avenidas Ricardo Soriano, Severo Ochoa, Miguel Cano and Ramon y Cajal.
Others have been installed in the entrance arch of Marbella, as well as Calles Trinidad, Ortiz Molinillo, Virgen de los Dolores, Ancha, Caballeros, Pedraza, Alameda, Huerta Chica, Peral, Alameda Sur and Norte, as well as in the Puerto Deportivo car parks.
Javier Martin of the local police said that this system is positioned as an essential tool “for the effective action of officers during incidents, thanks to the fact that the images reach us in real time, so that we can reduce costs and time when we act in any emergency”.
A statement also shared by Commissioner Lamelas, who stressed that video surveillance “is an important deterrent for criminal acts and also for prevention”.
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