Playa del Carmen adding 26 surveillance cameras to key areas

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – The department of Public Works is installing electronic eyes in key parts of the city of Playa del Carmen.

During the week of August 24, Public Works began installing 26 surveillance cameras in various parts of the city. After a study by the department, specific sites of urban roads were chosen where the cameras will offer constant monitoring.

The cameras will be connected to the Computer and Command Control Center, referred to as C4, where they will constantly record what happens in and around certain areas of the city. The camera’s lenses have 100 percent clarity within a 300-meter range. All cameras are set up for 360 degree rotation.

Carlos Alberto Pereyra Martinez, an engineer with the company responsible for the installation of the cameras for the Public Safety of Solidarity, says, “They will video record months for security of citizens of Playa del Carmen and the tourists who come to this holiday destination. Many think it is unnecessary spending by government but it’s about safety first.”

He went on to explain that under the elevated bridges of federal road through Playa del Carmen, three cameras have been installed at the height of Juarez Avenue, at the height of Colosio Boulevard and at the intersection of North Road Arch.

“There will also be a camera on Fifth Avenue, on 12th Street and also in front of the chapel in the same area. Five existing cameras will be renovated while others will be new,” said Pereyra Martinez.

He said that the installation of the cameras should be complete by September 15.

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