- Published: 14 July 2022
One thousand more closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed throughout Johor Baru in an effort to make it a smart and safe city for all.
Mayor Datuk Noorazam Osman said there were currently 161 cameras installed in areas under the jurisdiction of Johor Baru City Council (MBJB).
“Out of that number, 117 are owned by MBJB and 44 units belong to Housing and Local Government Ministry.
“MBJB started installing CCTV cameras in 2001.
“We first installed three units under the Safe City Programme Implementation Agenda,” he told StarMetro.
The 1,000 additional units would be installed in stages, he added.
Noorazam said the main reason for the CCTV system was to realise the plan for a smart city using information technology for data and information collection.
This, he said, would help improve the public’s safety and well-being, empower economic growth and create a more efficient and safer urban management.
The CCTV network has assisted MBJB, the public and enforcement agencies such as the police, he added.Safe city concept
Noorazam said PLANMalaysia’s implementation of the United Nations-Habitat safe city concept in Johor Baru kicked off in 2006.
Several crime hotspots were made safer after the installation of CCTV, roadside railings to keep pedestrians safe from motorists, signs, lighting as well as introduction of safety programmes.
Autor(en)/Author(s): Mohd Farhaan Shah
Quelle/Source: msn, 06.07.2022