In order to create a truly international security system for Bali at least 1,000 new closed-circuit-television cameras (CCTV) need to be installed in strategic locations to permit police to maintain a constant vigil on all corners of the island.
Quoted by the national news agency Antara, governor Made Mangku Pastika said, "the installation of this equipment be introduced in phases and can be controlled from the Operational Center for the Control and Prevention of Disasters (Pusdalops PB) in coordination with the Bali police headquarters." The governor, who is also the former chief of police for Bali, said the installation of 1,000 CCTV cameras be gradually introduced over 3-4 years, as funding becomes available. Adding, "what's more, the time period can be shortened through the active participation of hotels, business and tourism object operators who can install CCTVs in the respective locales."
In the tourism center of Nusa Dua, for example, 68 CCTVs have already been installed, which does not include almost all the large star-rated hotels in Bali that have installed CCTVs. In this way, the governor is optimistic that 1,000 CCTVs can become operation sooner, rather than later, over the next 3-4 years.
Currently the Pusdalops PB maintains a coordinated surveillance of 12 strategic locations in Bali including Kuta, Simpang Siur, Ngurah Rai Airport, the Benoa Port, and Pura Batur in Bangli.
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