Minister of National Security Dr Errol Cort has expressed satisfaction with the recent upgrade of the Security Camera Wireless Network undertaken by National Parks Authority.
The authority, in a release, stated it was heartened by Dr Cort’s review and also that of Deputy Commissioner of Police Neal Parker, after the two made separate visits to the centre of the state of the art system installed to provide security and detect criminal activity within the National Parks-designated area of Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour and Cobbs Cross.
During the visit, systems engineer César Artiga and chairman of the National Parks Authority Claude Anthony briefed the minister on the system’s data storage capacity, night vision detection capabilities and ability to be further extended into other areas.
He was also assured that the model used by the authority could be replicated on any scale nationally, since the identical system is one used in other international jurisdictions.
The system can also be monitored by law enforcement and has proven effective in the use of crime fighting and prosecution, the communiqué said.
“The National Parks Authority will ensure that this initiative yields the best results in crime-fighting, as the park endeavours to maintain and upgrade the system on an ongoing basis, to ensure that it meets the highest international security standard,” Parks Commissioner Anne-Marie Martin said.
The system has been funded by contributions from stakeholders and the business community.