More surveillance cameras for Mexico City

Thales has announced that it is providing 7,000 more police surveillance camera systems for Mexico City to improve citizen security.
By Richard Tomkins   |   April 21, 2014 at 1:36 PM

MEXICO CITY, April 21 (UPI) -- Thales reports that it is to integrate additional video surveillance cameras in Mexico City, doubling the capacity of the city’s security system.

The contract, which will be conducted with Telmex -- a leading telecommunications provider in Mexico and Latin America -- is for 7,000 video cameras. Included will be panic button systems, loudspeakers and law enforcement systems to protect citizens from crime and other threats.

Under a 2009 contract, Thales and Telemex installed 8,000 security systems in the city.

According to Thales, that installation resulted in a 32 percent overall reduction in crime and an improvement in police response time.

"This new contract with the Mexico City authorities is a clear vote of confidence in Thales and program partner, Telmex, and a compelling illustration of the performance of the system already in place, based on its success record since 2011,” said Pascale Sourisse, Thales senior vice president, international development. “With our world-class capabilities and local skills based in Mexico, we are well placed to provide high-end security solutions and address the key issues faced by major cities in Latin America and around the globe."

The value of the contract and other details were not provided.

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