Marbella City Council will implement a total of 36 chambers in San Pedro Alcántara in the framework of actions related to the third and fourth phase of the video surveillance systemtraffic control, license plate reading and the protection of public spaces, as announced on Thursday by the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz.

The councilor explained during the presentation of the project that the new devices will be installed in the Plaza de la Libertad, the surroundings of the Mayor’s Office and the Industrial Estate and has rated the “important” deployment of 4,400 meters of fiber optics which contemplates the initiative within the City Council’s strategy to “continue to be a safe and pioneering municipality in technological techniques linked to security”.

The first mayor has highlighted, in this sense, “the investment made by the government team”, close to €3.5 million, and that entails the installation of more than 150 cameras in the municipal term.

“These are very serious projects that allow privacy to be maintained, that require the authorization of the Government Subdelegation and of Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA) and that, at the same time, allow us control and monitor the areas more sensitive”, the councilor pointed out.

In the case of San Pedro Alcántara, of the total of 36 chambers, 11 are vehicle license plate readers, of which four will go to the Carretera de Ronda and seven to the Polígono Industrial. Others three camera installation points are located in Plaza de la Libertad and the same number in the Office of the Mayor, whose main function is the security of the perimeter of the institutional building. The rest, 19, will be located in the Polígono for traffic control and surveillance.

Muñoz has specified that the third and fourth phase of the video surveillance system are being processed independently, but in parallel and will have a total planned investment of 720,000 euros.

The execution of the first one will be more immediatewhile the actions of the fourth phase will be undertaken, after their bidding, between end of this year and beginning of 2023.

“Last year we started with Puerto Banús, Ricardo Soriano and the Marina, then we continue through the old town of Marbella and now it will be developed with San Pedro”, recalled the mayor, who was accompanied by the deputy mayor from San Pedro, Javier García; the Councilor for Security, José Eduardo Díaz; the local police chief, Javier Martín, and the dean of the College of Telecommunications Engineers, Pedro Córdoba. The councilor has advanced that “there will be a informative campaign with badges to warn that these are areas with video surveillance.

For his part, Martín, has indicated that the City Council already has the authorization to implement the cameras and highlighted the important deployment of a fiber optic network from the Local Police Headquarters located in the Polígono de San Pedro Alcántara to the junction with the N-340, with branches that will reach different municipal offices.

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