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DILG wants CCTV a requirement in the issuance of business permits

In a memo dated May 18, 2022, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging Local Government Units (LGU) to enact an ordinance that prescribes the installation of CCTV Systems as a requirement in the issuance of business permits.

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DILG wants CCTV a requirement in the issuance of business permits

Dilg Wants Cctv A Requirement In The Issuance Of Business Permits

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The DILG said that this is for establishments catering to a large number of customers or conducting transactions and operations which carry risks of being targeted by criminal activity, as well as establishments that are prone to accidents, natural disasters, and other unforeseen incidents.

These establishments include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Financial establishments such as banks pawnshops, money lenders, money remittance services, money changers, and others with similar transactions.
  • Business establishments that are part of a national chain or have several branches in other parts of the country such as restaurants/fast-food chains, convenience stores, grocery stores, drug stores, etc.
  • Shopping malls, shopping centers, supermarkets, wet markets or palengke, and other similar establishments.
  • Hospitals, laboratories, clinics, and other medical facilities.
  • Theaters, movie houses, perya, arcades, internet cafes, and other places of entertainment that draw in a considerable number of customers.
  • Airports, ports, public transportation terminals, parking lots, and other similar establishments that cater to a large number of vehicles.
  • Car dealerships, gasoline/fuel stations, vehicle maintenance/service stations.
  • Other business establishments that may be deemed necessary by the LGU considering the factors mentioned above.
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The DILG also mentioned the minimum specifications for CCTV Systems as recommended by the Anti-Cybercrime Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP):


  • High-Definition Analog or at least 2 Megapixel Digital Camera
  • 0.1 Lux Minimum Illumination:
  • 2.8mm to 3.6mm Focal Length
  • Auto-Iris Focus Lens (fixed/vari-focal)
  • 1/30s to 1/50,000s Shutter Speed
  • > 50-meter Infrared Range
  • 120dB Wide Dynamic Range
  • Pan and Tilt adjustment of 0 degrees to 180 degrees and Rotate adjustment of 0 degrees to 360 degrees
  • Outdoor cameras must be vandal-proof with IP 66 Weatherproof Casing
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  • Hybrid Type (accepts Digital and Analog signal), Minimum of four (4) camera input
  • Video and Audio Stream Input
  • H.264 (Advanced Video Coding) Video Compression and G.711u Audio Compression
  • 30 frames-per-second (FPS)recording capability per camera
  • Analog High-Definition Input ([email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
  • Hard Disk Drive storage system with enough capacity to accommodate the prescribed retention period below. (4TB Capacity is approximately sufficient for 40 days of recording for DVR with 4 cameras at 1080p)
  • Time stamping feature
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  • 720p or 1080p resolution
  • 30 FPS
  • At least 10 Megabits per second (Mbps) Video Bitrate and at least 64 Kilobits (Kbps) Audio Bitrate


  • At least four (4) cameras covering the areas of transaction and risks. When possible, one camera must be facing street/entrance, with the actual number of cameras to depend on the size of the establishment and nature of business, as determined by the LGU.
  • Centralized power supply for the Video Recorder and Cameras Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to provide standard and reasonable backup power to the Video Recorder and Cameras.

The DILG is also requiring establishments covered to strictly comply with the National Privacy Commission’s (NPC) guidelines on the use of CCTV Systems as detailed in NPC Advisory No. 2020-04.

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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1 month ago

As a minimum??? Good luck sa implementation.

Abe Olandres
Reply to  Jorge
1 month ago

Matagal na daw ganito sa QC.

Reply to  Abe Olandres
1 month ago

yup ganyan sa qc panahon pa ni herbert

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