Portimão Council to spend €500,000 on CCTV in Praia da Rocha
Portimão Council has set aside €500,000 for the installation of CCTV surveillance equipment in the coastal tourist resort of Praia da Rocha.
img decoding=”async” src=”http://algarvedailynews.com/images/http://algarvedailynews.com/news/cctv.jpg” alt=”cctv” style=”margin-top: 5px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;” />Portimão Council has set aside €500,000 for the installation of CCTV surveillance equipment in the coastal tourist resort of Praia da Rocha.
Mayor Isilda Gomes announced the spend during the Safe Destination Algarve seminar (Algarve a Destino Seguro) held in Portimão museum.
Gomes said that, “safety is an essential factor for tourists when choosing a holiday destination, so, although the region and the country are among the safest destinations in the world, it is important not to neglect this aspect.”
Video surveillance, according to the mayor, “is a deterrent to crime” and an important tool to help the authorities, so it makes sense to place CCTV cameras in the area where there are the most tourists.
The mayor said that everything is ready for the launch of the tender to select the company to install the equipment and hopes that it will be possible to have the cameras installed by the end of the current year – thus missing the 2019 summer season.