Mandaue City installs 35 CCTV cams inside City Hall

February 22, 2016 10:57 am 

MANDAUE CITY, Feb. 21 — The Mandaue City government has installed 35 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras worth Php3.9 million inside City Hall to monitor offices, an official said.

Krister Cosedo, head of the Management Information Systems Office, said the Integrated Intrusion, Alarm and Hold-up System project is aimed at preventing burglaries inside the City Hall, especially in the City Treasurer’s Office.

Helmets for motorcycle riders in the parking area and some valuables in different offices have also been reported missing, he said.

Cosedo said they’ve installed a CCTV camera inside the Treasurer’s Office, the City Command Center and the hallways, among others.

The contractor, Security and Systems Monitoring Inc. (SSMI), will help the city government monitor the facility around the clock for three years.

It will also be charged with maintaining the cameras and the system during this period.

The system also has a fire, intrusion and burglary alarms.

It is equipped with an automated SMS system, where text messages will be sent to department heads, the mayor and the officials concerned when unusual incidents take place inside the City Hall.

Cosedo said the mayor can monitor what is going on inside the City Hall even when he’s at home through online monitoring. (PNA)



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