Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Approximately 50 new surveillance cameras will be placed around Playa del Carmen says city council.
After a tour of the city, police and other security officials pin-pointed 50 additional areas that they say would benefit from the addition of security cameras.
Gustavo García Utrera, alderman of the public security commission of Solidaridad Council, explained “They are putting fixed cameras in certain points and other cameras that offer 360 degrees of surveillance, which will give us a follow-up aspect to any criminal act,” adding that these new actions are part of the coordinated command established last month in Solidaridad.
The additional 50 cameras will be financed with earmarked state resources at a cost of around 2.9 million peso. The government of Solidaridad says that video surveillance yields positive results on criminal activity, since through the cameras, a large number of arrests have been made corresponding to drug dealing, carrying weapons, among others.
The cameras will be placed in key areas around the city to reinforce security and prevent crime and will be connected to the C4.