By Lisa Burgess • 20 January 2020 • 18:04
COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK: Benidorm mayor Toni
Perez (centre) is shown new equipment.
Photo credit: Benidorm town hall
BENIDORM’S Policia Local force has a new, state-of-the-art digital communications centre.
The network and the radio equipment that officers will now be using have cost €100,000 although the firm contracted to supply and install the system will maintain it free of charge for the next five years, Benidorm mayor, Toni Perez, revealed.
“The radios incorporate GPS, so officers and patrols are locatable at all times and can be dispatched immediately to deal with any incident that arises,” he said.
Transmissions are now clearer with better voice quality than with the old analogue system, while communications will remain entirely private.
“All of this will enable us to reduce response times and increase efficiency. The new radiocommunications system will cover the present and future needs of the Policia Local, as it will be possible to incorporate at a later date new features that are still being developed,” Perez added.
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