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PNP to procure CCTV Rapid Deployment System for around PHP 64M

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has announced that it will procure a CCTV Rapid Deployment System for around PHP 64 million, which will be used in counter-terrorism operations anywhere in the country.

PNP Chief, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar | Photo by PNP

The CCTV Rapid Deployment System is composed of 10 deployable CCTVs with Artificial Intelligence, video management system, 10 CCTV mobile trailers and 10 generators. Each camera of the CCTV Rapid Deployment System can be loaded with 200 pictures of wanted criminals and terrorists.

Each 10 CCTV mobile trailers has three cameras, for a total of 30 cameras, in order to maximize the documentation of the operations.

PNP Chief, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said that the cameras for the CCTV Rapid Deployment System and the hardware were already delivered. The delivery of the entire system is expected to be completed by July 2021.

As for the budget, PGen Eleazar said that they have saved a total of PHP 45,111,006.28 from the Body-Worn Camera System (BWCS) acquisition.

PNP BWCS | Photo by PNP

An initial amount of PHP 333 million was appropriated for the procurement of 2,696 body-worn camera units and its entire system but it was only actually procured for PHP 288 million after the public bidding conducted by the PNP National Headquarters Bids and Awards Committee.


Included in the BWCS procurement is the acquisition of accessories; video management software; computer servers; storage and connectivity systems for the body worn cameras; and the installation of a central data center, a national management and monitoring center, 17 regional monitoring centers, and 81 provincial monitoring centers.

The BWCS savings will be combined with the PHP 19,429,717.08 savings from the recent improvement of the PNP Command Center, totaling to PHP 64,540,723.36, which will be used to procure the CCTV Rapid Deployment System.

“Ito ay tugon na rin ng inyong PNP sa kautusan ng ating Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte na maging malinis sa lahat ng transaksyon sa lahat ng ahensya ng gobyerno. Makakaasa ang ating mga kababayan na kahit napakaliit na butal, kahit isang sentimo ay walang mapupunta sa bulsa ng kahit sino mang pulis,” said PGen Eleazar.

“Dahil sa maayos at malinis na pagbili ng mga kagamitan ng PNP, nagkakaroon tayo ng malaking savings na siyang ginagamit naman natin upang mabili ang iba pang pangangailangan ng inyong kapulisan.”

Source: PNP

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

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