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Beware, You’re Being Watched!

The Suva City Council and the Fiji Police Force are working together in installing Closed-circuit television (CCTV) around the city for security reasons. This is to protect the city and
05 Apr 2015 09:43
Beware, You’re Being Watched!
New CCTV cameras are being installed at the Suva Bus stand. Photo: Jona Konataci

The Suva City Council and the Fiji Police Force are working together in installing Closed-circuit television (CCTV) around the city for security reasons.

This is to protect the city and the public against criminal elements and activities.

Students from rival schools intending to hold another scuffle at the Suva Bus Stand ahead of the Coca-Cola Games should now beware they are being watched.

CCTVs have been installed at strategic points in the city which include the Suva Bus Stand where work is underway.

Commissioner of Police Bernardus Groenewald said CCTV helped them monitor the city.

“The installation of the cameras is in partnership with the Suva City Council. The move to install these technologies at strategic points around Suva could have an overview of what’s happening around Suva,” he said.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors.

It could also relay incidents like street fights, especially among high school students in Suva – the latest last week.

“The CCTV is to monitor what’s happening on the ground so people should be aware that when they do anything they are being monitored. They should also be advised that this footage obtained from the CCTV can be used as evidence in court,” Mr Groenewald said.

CCTV cameras have already been installed at My Suva Picnic Park and are being monitored by the Muanikau Police Post.

In an earlier report Suva City Council special administrator, Chandu Umaria said cameras would be installed at the Suva Bus Station and market area, Marks Street, Cumming Steet and Waimanu Road.

All these are expected to be monitored from Totogo Police Station.

Feedback: aqela.susu@fijisun.com.fj

 



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