By Alex Glenn • 15 July 2021 • 13:07
Video surveillance grows in Marbella with 1.6-million-euro investment Credit: Pixabay
Video surveillance grows in Marbella with a 1.6-million-euro investment that will see new cameras and sensors added to the existing network.
The announcement was made by the Councillor for Public Safety, Jose Eduardo Diaz, along with the Commissioner of Marbella, Enrique Lamelas, the head of the Local Police, Javier Martin and Baldomero Leon who is the Director of New Technologies.
According to Diaz the new contract will be signed in the next few months after the tendering process is completed. The project aims to add a further 39 video surveillance cameras to the existing network. 19 of the new cameras will provide officials in Marbella with access to real-time information relating to traffic.
The cameras aim to give emergency services extra information to help them work. It is hoped that this will help increase response times in the future.
The project is part of the Sustainable Urban Development Strategy (Edusi) Marbella and the Sustainable City Model. According to the mayor the project is being financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The first phase the project saw about 85 cameras installed in strategic areas within the town in 2019. More phases are planned after this one. According to the counsellor for Public Safety, Marbella has “one of the most advanced video surveillance systems in Europe”.
As reported 20 minutes, the new cameras and sensors will be located at “Plaza Monseñor Rodrigo Bocanegra, Ricardo Soriano, Severo Ochoa, Ramon y Cajal, Arco de entrada a Marbella, Plaza Manuel Cantos, Plaza Caridad, Calle Trinidad, Ortiz Molinillo, Virgen Dolores, Calle Ancha, Plaza de Los Naranjos, Calle Caballeros, Plaza de Las Ranas, Calle Pedraza, Plaza Africa, Calle Alameda, Plaza Jose Palomo, Huerta Chica, Calle Peral, Alameda Sur, Alameda Norte, Avenida del Mar, Avenida Miguel Cano and in the car parks of the Marina.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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