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.