In anticipation of the holiday rush over the 2013 Lebaran period, the Bali Police are enhancing their surveillance capabilities via a system of CCTV cameras in operation at key locations across the Island.
Quoted by the State New Agency Antara, Bali police spokesperson Hariadi, said, “This (CCTV camera surveillance) have become a part of the standard operations of the Bali police, both in the Operations Bureau as well as the Directorate of Traffic, used to monitor the people’s activities at Bali’s gateways and possible public disturbance.”
Hariadi confirmed that more than 100 surveillance camera are now in operations at key points in Bali, including the Port of Gilimanuk in West Bali, the Port of Padang Bai, Ngurah Rai International Airport and a number of tourist centers.
The cameras are connected to monitoring stations at police headquarters in Denpasar. Hariadi added, “The CCTV cameras help us immensely in observing the situation and coordinating our personnel in the field.”
According to the police, the CCTV camera have played an important role in detecting and solving crimes, such as the recent spat of burglaries at villas in Bali.
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