The Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (BCDRRMO) continues to improve and fix Closed-Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) that have been installed around Bacolod City, a press release from City Hall said.
Out of the 112 CCTVs installed around the city, 52 are operational and nine are functioning. These are 360-degree CCTVs.
These CCTVs are installed along Burgos-Ferero streets, Ferero-Rizal streets, St. Paul tower-Rizal Street, Alijis (Bacolod Memorial Park), Araneta Street (Goldenfields), Lopue’s East, Lacson Street-North Capitol Road., St. Francis Ave. and Circumferential road along the NGC exit.
DRRMO executive assistant Aaron Bais said that after deploying three technicians to check the CCTVs, it was discovered that the defective CCTVs lacked spare parts. Other problems such as low internet signal, inability to transmit signal because of low radio antenna, Network Video Recorder (NVR) showing deterioration, and the need for proper maintenance, were also discovered. Moreover, CCTV monitoring is also affected by frequent low voltage.
Thus, the city DRRMO assures the Bacolodnons that they will continue to troubleshoot and is now finding ways to fix and restore these CCTVs to strengthen the traffic surveillance in the city.*