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Mayor says half of Pattaya’s security cameras aren’t working

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Pattaya’s mayor claims about half of the city’s security cameras aren’t working. In an interview with associated Thai press, Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem told reporters “There are slightly over 2,000 CCTV cameras in Pattaya in total at this time. We also have a dedicated CCTV control centre that’s manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

“However, some of them are broken and some are damaged from recent electric cable fires. Only roughly 50% of the CCTV cameras in Pattaya work currently. This is a major safety issue and also makes it more difficult to properly track and stop crime.”

“Now, we are working on improving the current outdated system and will be upgrading to a wireless CCTV camera system. This is expected to be finished sometime next year. This will bring all current cameras to working condition.”

“In addition, we will add more cameras in current blind spot areas to make a total of 3,000 CCTV cameras in Pattaya. This is part of a long term strategic goal to be able to make Pattaya safe for residents and the millions of tourists that visit the city yearly in normal times.”

The mayor added that all CCTV infrastructure upgrades and additional cameras, nearly a thousand more in total, is expected to be completed by 2023 with a budget of 50 million baht.

Pattaya’s CCTV cameras were used to track the suspects in the case of Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a motorbike taxi driver.

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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    Toby Andrews

    July 30, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    Like the drainage then.

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    Alex

    July 31, 2020 at 1:52 am

    Mine isn’t working either!

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