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Faro to install 32 CCTV surveillance cameras

Over €550,000 to be invested in installation of CCTV system

Faro Council has announced that 32 CCTV surveillance cameras are due to be set up on the municipality’s main roads and several points in downtown Faro in a bid to “prevent crimes and help enforce the highway code.”

The contract for the installation of 32 cameras, of four different types, was awarded last month and will represent an investment of over €550,000, the council said in a statement.

The works include extending the fibre optic network and preparing the support infrastructures for installing the system in “key locations”, namely in the town’s commercial area, main roads and downtown area.

According to the local authority, video surveillance will monitor public and private property and “prevent crimes in places where there is a reasonable risk of them occurring”.

“Simultaneously, it will help prevent road infractions,” it adds.

The system is capable of capturing and recording audio “whenever there is a situation of concrete danger to the safety of people and property.”

The cameras will be operated by the Public Security Police (PSP) and will work 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Local mayor Rogério Bacalhau said the awarding of the contract for the installation of the system “is the result of long work” carried out in collaboration with PSP police and will “strengthen the feeling of security among residents and visitors” to the town.

Source: Lusa