657 Police Surveillance Cameras
- Aiming to control Madrid nightlife and avoid thefts in pedestrian zones.
- Police see what’s happening live at “Plaza de España”, “Plaza de los Cubes”, “Plaza de Santo Domingo” and “Plaza Mayor”.
- Commission checked CCTV installation and gave permission to begin transmitting.
Big Brother’s watch in Madrid continues to expand...
Objectives are to control Madrid nightlife and monitor thefts and robberies. Municipal Police watch in real time everything that happens in Madrid’s city centre, 24 hours a day.
Some points coincide with Madrid's busiest pedestrian routes, like streets around “Plaza de España”, “Santo Domingo” and “Calle Mayor”.
This technology is already operational
The Commission inspected CCTV equipment and gave its approval. The Central Council System for Video Recordings (CISEVI) will be integrated and managed by Municipal Police.
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Installation Cost €600,000
An expense, according to the Council, was justified because:
Captured images will be stored for a maximum of 7 days
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- In 2014, crime fell by 2.9% in Madrid, from 221364 to 214881 [that's 588 reports each DAY!]
Government believe improvement is mainly due to Police pressure exercised around Madrid's "hot spots", including city centre and “Azca”.
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