CCTV Cameras in Marikina

Meron na palang mga CCTV cameras dito sa Marikina.

marikina cctv camera installationAnd based from this news article, noong 2010 pa lang meron ng mga CCTVs.

MANILA, Philippines – Habang papalapit ang anibersaryo ng trahedya dulot ng bagyong Ondoy, nagkabit ang pamahalaang lungsod ng Marikina City ng mga “closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras” sa mga pangunahing tulay upang ma-monitor ang tubig-baha.

Sinabi ni Mayor Del de Guzman na magsi­silbing “early warning device” ang mga CCTV na magbibigay ng mga impormasyon sa lebel ng tubig kapag umuulan na siyang pag­ba­base­ han sa aksyon ng pamahalaang lokal sa pagli­likas sa mga maaapektuhang mga residente.

Idinagdag pa nito na “solar powered” ang naturang mga CCTV camera na inisyal na ikinabit sa mga tulay sa Tumana, Sto. Niño at Marcos. Bukod dito, may “night vision capa­bility” at alarm system kapag umabot na ang lebel ng tubig sa 14 na talampakan.

But I haven’t heard any crime or traffic violations here in Marikina that was solved with the help of CCTVs installed by the local government.

I hope they would install more.

Update: November 21, 2013 – I’ve seen one already. At the corner of Sumulong Highway and Toyota Avenue.

marikina cctv camera

UPDATE: November 28, 2013. 100 cctv cameras pala ang ilalagay sa Marikina!

MANILA, Philippines – The city government of Marikina will install 100 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in strategic locations to deter crimes and monitor the water level at the Marikina River.

Mayor Del de Guzman said the CCTV cameras could help save lives.

“These devices can help us in many ways. CCTVs can help prevent crimes and identify crime suspects,” De Guzman said.

He said a CCTV system would be installed under the Marikina Bridge in Barangay Sto. Niño to alert the residents, particularly those living in the riverside communities during heavy downpour.

City police chief Senior Superintendent Reynaldo Jagmis said majority of the CCTV cameras would be installed in crime-prone areas and major roads to monitor the flow of traffic.

De Guzman said the installation of the CCTV cameras would be completed by next month with the help of Marikina City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and the Management Information System and Call Center.


UPDATE: November 30, 2013: Each CCTV camera costs Php 44,000!!!!

The Marikina City government on Friday explained the P44-million price tag for a project installing 100 closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) around the city, in a bid to dispel perceptions that it was overpriced.

The city government had awarded the project contract to Wizzard Technologies Inc., which would cover not the just the cameras but also the equipment and training needed to set up a command center, according to the city administrator, Jun Aguilar.

“The hardware they are supplying to us is high-tech. It comes with a vehicle plate recognition system and precision zoom. That price also includes the training on the use of the system. And the supplier has included 45 tablets in that package, which the city department heads can use to monitor the camera feeds anywhere they are,” Aguilar said in a telephone interview.

The company also agreed to a special warranty contract for the city government, he said. “Under our agreement, the company will provide us with a three-year warranty. So if anything in the system is found to be defective within that period, the supplier will have to replace it. Normally, these tech companies only give a one-year warranty for the equipment they supply,” Aguilar said.

The official noted that Wizzard also provided similar camera systems for the Pasig City government; the local police of Sta. Rosa, Laguna province; and other local governments in Isabela and Cagayan provinces.

He stressed that the project underwent a stringent and transparent bidding process. “Actually, we saved P21 million from the deal. The bids and awards committee estimated the project to cost P65 million, but we found this supplier that met all our specifications and delivered the contract at P44 million,” he said.

“The money that we save here can be spent on about 200 dump trucks or maybe even on Wi-Fi services covering the entire city,” he said. “And at the end of the day, the supplier will have to answer to us if we find that they have not lived up to our contract. We can file charges against them should they give us counterfeits, for example.”



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