Due to insecurity, residents of the Caixa D’água neighborhood, in Salvador, decided to increase investments in a monitoring center with 33 cameras in six streets. The equipment collaborates in the identification of criminals and the images, when necessary, are sent to the police. This year, nearly R$ 8,000 were invested in new cameras with Wi-Fi connection.
The need to monitor the streets began 10 years ago, when R$ 15,000 was invested in the installation of the monitoring center. Now, with the new equipment, it was necessary to pay BRL 235 for each camera with Wi-Fi.
According to Osmar Silva, owner of a commercial point in the region and one of the administrators of the service, the equipment has helped to register thefts and robberies, in addition to identifying criminals in occurrences in the locality.
Of the 33 cameras, 20 had the transmission open for neighbors to consult the images. However, the contents are officially made available only to the police. “We have already managed, through the images, that thieves were arrested”, said Osmar.
Cameras caught crimes in the neighborhood – Photo: Reproduction / TV Bahia
In addition to investing in the maintenance of the camera system, the community also pays for private security.
“Everyone helps financially. If you can’t, help the security guards with a coffee,” she commented.
Policing in the Caixa D’Água neighborhood is carried out by the 37th Independent Company of the Military Police. The corporation reported that it acts preventively in patrolling public roads or through triggering.
The agency also said that in addition to ordinary policing, teams from the Operational Tactical Employment Squad (PETO) overlap with the policing of sectors, according to the criminal stain, with support from the Independent Tactical Policing Company (CIPT) – Rondesp BTS, which carries out constant preventive actions in the locality.
Ruas da Caixa D’Água have cameras installed by residents — Photo: Reproduction/TV Bahia
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