Government beefs up video surveillance in Olhão and Portimão

The Portuguese government has announced a significant reinforcement of CCTV video surveillance systems in the Algarve municipalities of Olhão and Portimão.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI), both systems have been renewed for another three years.

Olhão, which currently has 26 cameras, will see another 41 installed, bringing the borough’s total to 67 CCTV cameras.

Meanwhile in Portimão, the number will increase from 26 to 42 cameras in 29 locations in the municipality.

The statement also adds that Leiria in central Portugal will also see its video surveillance system renewed for another three years.

Earlier this year, Loulé Council also announced that a CCTV surveillance system is due to be set up at the prized Vilamoura Marina.

In December 2022, the CCTV system installed at Praia da Rocha, Portimão’s popular nightspot, was credited with the arrest of two teenagers who had robbed two other teens at knifepoint.

By Michael Bruxo

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