Friday, September 27, 2019

Contract signed for 500 CCTV cameras

The Ministry of National Security in conjunction with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBPF), held a contract signing for the expansion of the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System at the RBPF’s Paul Farquharson Centre yesterday. Representatives from the Ministry of National Security, RBPF, Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services were in attendance at the event. From the left are RBDF commander, Commodore Tellis Bethel; Proficient Business Services Chief Technical Officer Trevor Forbes; Minister of National Security Marvin Dames; Ministry of National Security Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier; and RBPF Commissioner Anthony Ferguson. AHVIA J. CAMPBELL

By Rachel Knowles

The government signed a contract valued at over $5 million yesterday with Proficient Business Services for 507 closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras, which will be strategically placed in areas known to be hotspots for crime.

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said the cameras will greatly improve the police force’s crime-fighting capabilities.

“As always, the most appropriate course of action is to prevent crime,” he said.

“Research suggests that strategically placed cameras do have an impact on CCTV’s ability to reduce pre-meditative and property crime.

“However, where that fails, CCTV will aid in criminal investigations.”  Read more >>