Uruguay to install 3,300 security cameras
Some 2,200 cameras will be installed in Montevideo, the South American country’s capital and home to 1.3 million people; 880 will be deployed in Canelones province; 120 will be installed in San Jose province, with most of them going into Ciudad del Plata; and the rest will be distributed among other towns.
With this purchase, Uruguay, which has a population of 3.3 million, will have more than 6,000 surveillance cameras, helping bolster efforts “to make security a valued good for all Uruguayans,” Vazquez told reporters after a Cabinet meeting.
The 3,300 new cameras will expand the security network already in place in a number of neighborhoods in Montevideo and Canelones and Maldonado provinces.
The additional cameras will help officials protect the gains already made in the “fight against crime,” Vazquez said. ■