Hi-tech CCTV cameras installed to watch Ilocos Norte border situation


Jul. 06, 2020 ...

The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) started the installation of high-technology closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras earlier this week at the Southern Provincial Border in Badoc Town to monitor the movement of people and vehicles.

According to Mr. Ryan Remigio, PGIN External Affairs Consultant, Ilocos Norte will be the first province in Region I to install a high definition camera surveillance system.

"The CCTV installation along the Badoc Border is the first in Region I. Talagang hi-tech. Sa Badoc muna tayo maglalagay ng ganitong CCTV dahil karamihan ng mga dumadating na returning Overseas Filipinos at locally stranded individuals ay dito pumapasok."

The surveillance system will be used to monitor the compliance of returning residents to quarantine protocols and access real-time information for strengthened contact tracing. It will further serve as a verification tool to ensure all delivery cargos and other vehicles entering the province are going to their places of destination as declared in their entry form.

Five CCTV cameras will be mounted in already identified locations, namely: the Gateway Arch for the outgoing and incoming vehicles, Badoc Border Quarantine Facility, holding area for returning residents, and Badoc Police Outpost.

The "smart" features of hi-tech cameras include an Automatic Number Plate Recognition which can also identify the speed and manufacturer of a vehicle, face detection, full-color and color night vision, and an alarm system for Highway Patrol Group-tagged "hot cars" that pass through the border, among others.