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Private sector urged to install more CCTVs

by: - August 14, 2018
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Police Chief, Daniel Carbon

The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force is appealing to privately owned businesses to take a more proactive approach in protecting their establishments and the general public.

Police Chief Daniel Carbon, in addressing a press conference on Monday 13 August 2018, called on business owners to consider installing more CCTV’s to boost security of their investments.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) is a TV system in which signals are not publicly distributed but are monitored, primarily for surveillance and security purposes. It relies on strategic placement of cameras, and observation of the camera’s input on monitors somewhere, according to Tech Gadget.

Carbon, who stated that many countries around the world have Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) installed to help protect their cities, informed that the Police Force has done a survey in collaboration with some providers regarding CCTVs in the City of Roseau.

“I am calling on DAIC, the private sector; you have to be proactive in that regard. Install CCTV,” he said “notwithstanding that government is taking steps to have the CCTV cameras installed in strategic areas around the City.”

Carbon added that the cameras should be placed in strategic areas and positions to capture all angles.

“But you have a responsibility, and when you put your cameras out, you don’t put it for yourself alone; because you protect your neighbor, you protect yourself, and that is something they must embark on very quickly,” Carbon added.