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Phuket tourist safety gets 300 CCTV camera boost in Patong

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PHUKET: The push by Phuket authorities to increase tourist safety across the island has received a much welcome boost with Patong CCTV control rooms now up and running.

The new system, launched as part of the Patong Safety Zone initiative (story here), displays footage from 32 high-quality police CCTV cameras and 300 private CCTV systems at three central locations, Patong Police Deputy Superintendent Akanit Danpitaksat confirmed to the Phuket Gazette.

“They are all connected to three control rooms in Patong: one at the Patong Police station, one at the Patong Municipality building and one at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Patong Municipality office,” Lt Col Akanit said.

The police CCTV cameras were installed in crowded areas and places considered to be crime prone, such as Soi Bangla, Sainamyen Road, Nanai Road and Kalim Road.

“We are now asking private entities to provide us with access to any new CCTV cameras installed so we can all work together to ensure the safety of the public,” Col Akanit said.

“If anyone is even considering committing a crime in Patong, know that you are being watched by us and our citizens – you cannot hide from us,” he warned.

— Chutharat Plerin

 

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