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Security Minister says JamaicaEye to be launched next month

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 10:49 AM
CCTV cameras.

National Security Minister, Robert Montague says nearly $3 billion is needed over the next two years for the full roll out of the national Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System dubbed JamaicaEye.

Montague says the islandwide system is now in its initial phase and implementation is expected to take place next month as the Ministry awaits Cabinet approval for the additional funds.

His disclosure comes in light of the increased incidents of shooting and murders islandwide.

Montague says JamaicaEye will allow citizens and business owners with cameras pointing in the public space to voluntarily provide their camera feed to a restricted team of vetted security professionals at two monitoring centres.

Montague says the private sector’s help is being sought as it would be too expensive for the government to provide all the cameras.

He says the initial launch of the programme will utilise the feeds of 200 cameras owned by the Government and an expected 300 through public-private partnership in the initial phase.