The City Council of Marbella has completed the implementation of the second phase of video surveillance with the installation of 48 cameras in 33 new city locationscoinciding with those areas with the highest influx of population and visitors to reinforce security and act more quickly in those emergencies or traffic incidents that may occur, as announced on Monday by the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz.
This was highlighted by the councilor at a press conference, in which she was accompanied by the Councilor for Citizen Security, José Eduardo Díaz; the head of the Local Police Javier Martín and the Commissioner of the National Police, Enrique Lamelaswhere you have indicated that this video and sensor subsystem It responds to two objectives such as providing greater security to those areas with a greater concentration of people for leisure and commercial activities and identifying the vehicles and individuals involved in incidents.
Are 48 cameras installed in this second phasethe councilor has indicated, of which 9 are cataloged as Network of License Plate Readers (RML) “for traffic flow control that will allow agents to have information to act in situations of collapse or emergencies”, he underlined, while adding that this project “will improve the sense of citizen and road safety, minimizing the number of incidents, traffic jams and crimes against collective security”.
The councilor has valued the technology used for the implementation of this system, with a fiber optic deployment of 12.5 kilometers “with state-of-the-art cameras that make us a reference in advance and in investment in security, which reaches almost 5 million eurossince we started with the execution of the first phase of video surveillance in 2016”.
In fact, the devices of this phase join the 85 of the first, which will be complemented by the planned in the third and fourth phase in San Pedro Alcántara. On this occasion, Muñoz explained, the network of cameras and sensors have been spread throughout the Old Town and the most central areas of the city; coinciding with those with the highest influx of people and tourists, in which informative posters have also been placed, indicating that they are video-monitored areas, always guaranteeing the privacy of people, since the images captured are only of public roads.
Thus, the sites where the network has been deployed are the squares of the Naranjos, de las Ranas, Monsignor Rodrigo Bocanegra, Caridad, Africa, Manuel Cantos and José Palomo; Ricardo Soriano, Severo Ochoa, Miguel Cano and Ramón y Cajal avenues; the entrance arch to Marbella; Trinidad, Ortiz Molinillo, Virgen de los Dolores, Ancha, Caballeros, Pedraza, Alameda, Huerta Chica, Peral, Alameda Sur and Norte streets and in the Puerto Deportivo car parks.
The mayor highlighted the importance of starting up this project, also thanks to the support of European funds, by having a investment of more than 974,000 euros co-financed 80 percent by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), within the framework of the Pluriregional Operational Program of Spain 2014-2020, being also one of the actions that is part of the Sustainable Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI) Marbella, Sustainable City Model.
For his part, the head of the Local Police has stated that this system is positioned as a essential tool “for the effective action of the agents in incidents, thanks to the fact that the images reach us in real time, so we can reduce costs and time when acting in any emergency situation”, an affirmation also shared by the commissioner, who has highlighted that video surveillance “is constituted as a important dissuasive element of criminal acts and also of prevention”.