The Chepo district already has a Municipal Operation Center (COM), which has 177 cameras in 55 coverage points, whose purpose is to be a coordination point between the security and emergency departments with the citizenry, to reduce the time response and assistance required.
The new video surveillance center will benefit more than 59 thousand inhabitants of the district, which will also have license plate reader cameras and panic buttons.
Security Minister Juan Manuel Pino indicated that Chepo’s COM will minimize the incidence of criminal acts and administrative offenses in the sector. “The scope and its response capacity is supported by personnel responsible for monitoring the equipment that makes it up and that provides coverage to the most sensitive areas of the district.”
This center will be interconnected with the National Operation Center of Panama, which receives more than 10,000 calls a day to 104 and has achieved, during these first four months of the year, more than a thousand catches in flagrante delicto.
So far in the provinces of Colón, Chiriquí, Panama and in the districts of Arraiján, La Chorrera and San Miguelito there are video surveillance cameras.