One million cameras will spy on future Bangkok criminals
An ambitious crime-fighting project would flood the streets of Bangkok with 1,000,000 surveillance cameras within three years. Residents will have to pay between 100 to 200 baht a month to help finance the “Miracle Eyes” project.
BANGKOK – September 6, 2012 [PDN]: at 10:00 a.m., the formal launch of a massive camera surveillance project was announced at the Thai Metropolitan Police Bureau by Pol. Lt. Gen. Kamronwit Thoopkrajang, commissioner of metropolitan police; Pol. Maj. Gen. Adul Narongsak, the vice commissioner of Metropolitan Police, administrative division; and Mr. Montchai Noosong, acting committee general manager, TOT Co. Ltd.
The innovative new crime prevention model will install 1 million cameras in Bangkok’s public areas, said Pol. Lt. Gen. Kamronwit. It would be similar to a system in London, England.
When crimes occur in that city, police officers rush to examine CCTV footage for evidence to obtain information and shorten the duration of investigations.
The “Miracle Eyes” project is a cooperative venture of the Bangkok Metropolitan Police and TOT Public Co, Ltd. But the Miracle Eyes project needs time and co-operation from Bangkok residents to establish the CCTV system, officials said.
An important part of the preliminary work is to spread information and support for the project. For the setup and maintenance costs, people would have to pay 100-200 baht per month.
The payoff would be the added protection against criminals — as if police officers were literally standing in front of everyone’s house for protection.
The police commissioner said the police will do their part to carry out the project. “I would like all the police officers who are stationed in the center to prepare for the Miracle Eyes project, with cooperation from across 88 police stations.”
4 more years!
This is a pretty good thing, actually. Next time someone lies about a criminal act, you can just look at the tape.
3/4 of the cameras will be fake.
seems pretty pointless with a police force like the men in brown