Marikina shops to install cameras

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THE city government of Marikina will soon require all commercial establishments in the city to install surveillance cameras inside and outside of their buildings as part of an anti-crime campaign.

Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro said the city government had installed additional monitoring cameras in all jeepney and tricycle terminals, private subdivisions, and even alleys to deter crimes.

He said the city council was set to pass a resolution requiring commercial establishments and private entities to install monitoring cameras.

“We have a resolution pending before the city council requiring all commercial establishments and private entities to share their [camera]recordings to the police to aid in their investigation,” Teodoro said in an interview over the weekend.


The mayor said the city council was carefully studying the resolution as there were some “gray areas.”

It would be hard to require establishment owners to share their camera recordings to the authorities because these are private property, he said.

To resolve this, the city government is planning to grant incentives to private entities that will share recordings of their surveillance cameras, Teodoro said.

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