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Ma, They’re Making Eyes at Me!

Bali Now Has Hundreds of Remote Surveillance Cameras Keeping an Eye on Key Areas of the Island

(8/3/2012) Bali police are improving security via the installation of 24-hour CCTV TV (closed circuit television) at key locations around the island.

Bali police spokesman, Hariadi, told the State News Agency Antara, “This is part of the top service provided by the police to guarantee public security in addition to field work, allowing rapid response.”

Hariadi confirmed that the police have installed hundreds of CCTV camera at strategic locations and at the island’s gateways -  all connected to a 24-hour command central at the Bali police headquarters.

Although the Command Center is still in a trial operation prior to its formal inauguration, the police are confident that improving technological capabilities and enhanced training of manpower will leader to a more efficient and professional police force.

The Command Center is equipped with three 32-inch television screens showing a number of key camera points around Bali. Officer monitor the screens, observing key roads, the airport, seaports and other areas considered sensitive.

20 officers are on duty at the Command Center monitoring the hundreds of CCTV Cameras, reporting and coordinating their observations with field officers via radio connections.