Cancun, Q.R. — This summer, federal officials will install thousands of security cameras throughout the state’s municipalities.
Between the months of August and September, the State Security Secretariat will see to the installation of 3,000 security and surveillance cameras among the 11 municipalities, said José Antonio Mendoza Ramírez, C4 General Coordinator.
Once complete, the reaction times for emergency 911 is expected to be reduced from seven minutes to five.
“Right now we take 7 minutes on average, but with the security project we intend to reduce that time to 5 minutes on average. Being in tune with all the municipal public safety schemes means we will have the necessary cameras and equipment for better communication,” he explained.
With the additional cameras, Mendoza Ramírez says that surveillance will also be reinforced. He says that the Center for Control, Command, Communication and Computer (C4 command center) will also see upgrades during the beginning of next year.
“The security project will be completed in March when everything will be integrated, running at 100 percent. They are gradual schemes, monitoring points are installed, communications infrastructure is installed, fiber optic infrastructure is working,” he noted.
Mendoza Ramírez said that the original project calls for the installation of 3,800 cameras, but for budget reasons, the state will install 3,000 in the first phase of security upgrades. They expect to install the remainder of the cameras within six to eight months.