Strengthen public and private surveillance equipment

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Officers monitor real-time security footage in Phnom Penh. Photo provided

Phnom Penh has recently focused on increasing security equipment around the city, with more than 1,000 security cameras now installed. As public security is heightened, private surveillance of homes and businesses is also on the rise.

According to Min Sovanna, director of the Interior Ministry’s radio communications department, since 2015 the ministry has installed 600 cameras across the city, while the city hall and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have installed 600. additional this year.

He said high-tech security cameras were essential for proper oversight of surveillance and security in the capital. Sovanna added that the government aims to create a “smart city” that promotes safety and security, with security cameras an important part of the goal.

Phnom Penh City Hall spokesman Met Measpheakdey said the municipality places a high priority on public safety, and the addition of new security cameras is proof of that.

Today, it is not only the government that takes security seriously, many private companies also install sophisticated security equipment in people’s homes and businesses in an effort to enhance surveillance.

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The town hall is strengthening its surveillance equipment. Photo provided

Commenting on the installation of security cameras, Sam Phalla, sales manager at MyEyes CCTV Group, said that proper surveillance was essential on many levels.

“Providing security cameras not only benefits businesses, but also national security,” he said.

He added that more and more people are beginning to realize the importance of private and public surveillance cameras which can help in the fight against theft, robbery and money laundering. With increasing competition in the security supply market, Phalla said customers are getting good prices for installing security cameras.

“I think the use of public and private camera technology in Phnom Penh has increased by around 30% over the past year,” he added.

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