Colombia Protests' Impact on Video Surveillance

By Robert Wren Gordon, Published Sep 08, 2021, 09:19am EDT

Colombia has witnessed an ongoing series of anti-government protests since late April. IPVM examines the impact, now and in the future, of the unrest on the video surveillance industry.

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Colombian and foreign industry professionals have expressed mixed reactions to the spate of protests throughout the country this year. Some pointed out logistical complications, while others forecast increased security-related expenditures ultimately benefitting business over the coming months and years.

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Background ** ********

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Initial ******** ******

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******** *** ******** ******** the ******** *** **** transportation ****** ** ******** left ****, ********, *** cameras ***** ** ********** on *** ******* ******* the ******* ** ****.

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Long-Term ******** ******

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** *** ** *********** that *** *** ** video ************ *** *** an ********* **** ** the ********, *******, *** investigation ** **** ************ and *********.

* *****á-***** ********* **** the ******** *** * "negative *** ******** *** a ******** *** *** industry **** *** ****** term." *** *** ******** professionals *** ***** **** IPVM ****** ** ****** in ********** *** ******* industry ******** ************ ************ such ** ****** *********** cameras *** ********. *********** also *** * ******** long-term ******** *** *** industry:

We ******** **** *** ******** *** *** *********** ** *** ********** ******** ****** **** ** ****, given that it has already demonstrated to be resilient. Security is a necessity for man and for this reason, it will always be of vital importance to our society and economy. [emphasis added]

Not ***** **** *** ******** **** ***

******** *** ******** ******* their **** ** *** and ****, ******** *** irregular ************** ******** ** various ******.

IPVM Image******* ********* ************* **** uncertain **** *** ******** will ***, **** *** NGO ******* **** *** unrest ** ******** ** continue ***************'* ******** ************ ********, scheduled *** *** **, 2022.*********** **** **** *** duration *** ******** ** the ******** **** ****** mainly ** *** ******** government's ******* ** ********* reforms ******* *** *** the **** ********:

** ** ********* ** know **** ********* *** think ** ** ** possible ** ***, ** depends ******* ** *** environment ** *** ********* stability ** *** ******* and ** *** ******* of *** ********** **** respect ** *********** ****** such ** *** *************** of *** *** *** educational *******, ***** ******.

Regional **********, *** ******* ** ********

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*****-***** ******** *** * somewhat ******** ********** ********** the ******, ** *********** to **** ** * Bogotá-based *********.**** ******** ** ***-******** mass ************** ** ******** *********** ******** **** taken ***** ***********,*******,******,******,****, ***************** ****. ***** ************** took ***** **** * range ** ******, **** as *********** **** **********, contested *********, ******* *** inequality, *** ******* *********** pandemic, *****'* ******, *** gender-related ********.

*** ******** **** *** deterred ******* ******** ************* who ***** **** **** from ***** ******** ** Colombia. ***** ******** ************* we ***** ** **** positive, ****** **** ************ as **** ** ***** business ** ***** *******. TECNOSeguro ****** ** *** general **** ****** ** IPVM:

*** ******* ** **********, and ** **** **** the *********** *** ******** in **** ** **** as ********** ** *** be ****** ******* ***********.

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