HD CCTV cameras are now required for businesses in Quezon City Featured


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Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista recently approved Ordinance 2695, demanding HD CCTV cameras to be installed for business establishment in Quezon City to help the city’s peace and order initiatives and for crime investigation.

The city’s demand for HD CCTV cameras is based on the issued Memorandum Circular No. 2014-119 of Department of the Interior and Local Government.

Establishments with high foot traffic such as malls, hospitals, airports, public transport terminals, gasoline refilling stations, schools, businesses that are involved in extensive handling of monetary transactions and other business that are crime-vulnerable are required to adopt the new measure by the DILG and the QC-LGU.

The ordinance states that CCTV cameras should be installed and located at a secured location with maximum area of coverage, and that dummy cameras must be put up in conspicuous areas to deter possible criminal acts and protect real camera and their video footage.

No business permit or permit to operate shall be issued or renewed unless these requirements have been met, the measure adds.

CCTV cameras should have a minimum resolution of two megapixels, must be able to capture video footages at 0.5 Lux Illumination, have auto-iris (either fixed or vari-focal) and infrared light emitting diodes (LED) powerful enough to reach a distance of at least 20 meters for clear recording at 0.1 Lux (for areas where there is no sufficient lighting), the ordinance states.

Cameras must have at least 70 degrees lens angle and outdoor camera must be vandal-proof weatherproof casing, it adds.

Video recorder cameras should have a minimum of four camera input, a minimum of 720p video resolution, and 25-30 frames per second (FPS) recording per camera, the measure explains.

Business owners must also secure hard disk drive/s with enough capacities to store videos recording for at least one month, including time stamping features; and interface for storage back-up.

For establishments, the ordinance orders that there should also be at least four cameras to be positioned in so-called areas of risk and transactions.

One of the cameras should also be facing the street from the entrance, with the actual number of cameras depending on the size of the establishment and nature of business, the ordinance stipulates.

Moreover, CCTV systems should have centralized power supply for the video recorder and cameras, appropriate Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to provide standard and reasonable back-up power to the video recorder and its cameras.

The systems should also have a standard compression of H:264, MJPEG; Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF); accessible network; Smart phone or tablet supported for on-site viewing and Power over Ethernet (POE) enabled, the measure states.

The ordinance adds that the cameras should be installed at a secured location with a maximum area of coverage. Recorders must be mounted on a secured location to protect the footages from theft and destruction, while backup files should be stored in DVD disk for archiving.

The measure orders that dummy CCTV cameras should be installed in conspicuous areas to deter possible criminal acts and to protect real camera and their video footages.
Banks, financial institutions, pawnshops, as well as money lenders, money remittance services, and money changers are now required to install CCTVs.

A P5,000 fine will be imposed on a violating establishment.


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