In an effort to further improve CCTV coverage in the capital and thus improve safety and security the governor of Bangkok Pol Gen Asawin Kwanmuang has decided that CCTV cameras from the private sector will be linked to the government.
He said a trial of the new project will be conducted in Pahonyothin Road Soi’s 5 to 7 in the cities busy Phayathai district.
Cameras in the area will be linked to the BMA’s central command centre for monitoring.
The governor told reporters that there are currently 53,249 cameras under Bangkok authorities control in the city of which 14,845 are connected to the central command centre.
He noted that many of the cameras in operation are old and provide poor quality images but replacing them would be too costly and take too long.
In a solution to the problem he said he is working with the private sector to utilise their cameras to make sure authorities have adequate coverage across the city.
Once the trial is complete in Phayathai the project will be rolled out to other areas of the city.
Source: Daily News
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