By Dominic B. dela Cruz Staff reporter Laoag City —The city government here announced that additional closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed around the city soon. The city government’s information technology officer Franz Felipe detailed that at least 30 additional CCTV cameras will be installed this year. He said this would be the CCTV project’s phase 3. Mr. Felipe disclosed that the cameras installed in 2010 may also need to be replaced for upgrading purposes. Currently, the city has 56 operating cameras distributed around the city proper. The additional CCTV cameras to be acquired will be “top of the line”, Mr. Felipe said. He added that the cameras would be high definition and can function properly in both day and night sequences. He also clarified that the 56 cameras do not include those acquired by barangays in the city. Those barangay cameras were purchased from their own budgets. At least 10 barangays have their own CCTV system
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