PNP proposes mandatory CCTVs for all businesses

More cameras. Less crimes.

Thus think Philippine National Police, who proposed a mandatory installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) security systems in business establishments before being allowed to operate.

“This is just a small investment on the part of business operators that will eventually translate to higher returns as losses due to crime are diminished,” PNP Director-General Nicanor Bartolome said.
 
“After all, it makes better business sense to invest on security than take the risk,” Bartolome added.

The police chief explained widening the coverage of video security systems in all business establishments is a good measure that will help deter crimes.

In a public hearing at Senate, Bartolome revealed a 50 percent increase or 29,231 incidents of total crime volume in Metro Manila alone during the first semester of 2012.

There were only 18,672 crime incidents recorded during the same period last year, he added.

Bartolome disclosed to formally make this proposal to Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas in the next meeting of National Peace and Order Council (NPOC).

He promised to convince NPOC to adopt the measure for nationwide implementation.
 
PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr. pointed out installation of CCTV security systems amplifies the certainty of arrest and punishment of offenders.

Cerbo noted that local government units, which require establishments to install CCTVs for business permits, are already experiencing improvements in peace and order situations.

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Viernes Santo in Kalibo VERA Files - The Inbox
    Viernes Santo in Kalibo

    Photos by Little Wing Luna, VERA Files Text by Mitch Meñez Kalibo, Aklan--Viernes Santo or Good Friday is the most solemn of all the days in Holy Week. It commemorates the Passion and Death of Jesus on the Cross. The … Continue reading → …

  • Hugas Dugo VERA Files - The Inbox
    Hugas Dugo

    Text by Kimmy Baraoidan, VERA Files Photos by Chris Quintana and Kimmy Baraoidan Pakil, Laguna--In the small town of Pakil, Laguna resides a group of men who call themselves Hugas Dugo. Most members of the group are residents of the … Continue reading → …

  • Lenten procession more than just a spectacle VERA Files - The Inbox

    Text and photos by Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena, VERA Files Baliuag, Bulacan--This town is hosting what could be the country’s biggest Lenten procession consisting of more than 100 religious statues riding on carriages or carrozas. But concerns are being raised that … Continue reading → …

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options