Latin America Deployments Plagued by Broken Cameras

By Robert Wren Gordon, Published Feb 28, 2022, 10:38am EST (Info+)

Broken, defective, or otherwise inoperative cameras are plaguing large video surveillance deployments in at least three Latin American countries, calling the often-costly public investments in these systems into question.

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In this report, IPVM highlights citywide implementations in Cali, Colombia's third-largest city, Monterrey and Puebla, Mexico's second- and fourth-largest metropolitan areas, respectively, and nationwide data on camera implementations throughout Peru.

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*************************, ********* ***** ******** **** **** 26–33% ** *** ********* **********'* ************ cameras ** ****, *** *******'* *****-******* city, **** *******.********* ********* ** ********** ***** **** only *** ** *** ****'* *,*** cameras **** ***********, ****** **** **** ***************** *****.

** **** **** ******* **** **** councilman ******* **** *** ********** ** non-operational ******* ** ** **** ************* ranged******* **% *** **%.

*** ******* ******* ***** *** *** number ** *********** ******* *** ** insufficient *********** ****** *** ******* *******, vandalism, *** ******* **********.************* ******** **** **** ***** ** local ********* ** **í*** * ************ ****** ****** *** number ** ******* *******:

**** ************ *** ****** ******* ** different ************ *** *********** **** *** not **********. ** ** *** ** integrate *** *** *** ******* ** that **** *** **********. ***, ** they *** **** ****** (**** ***** old ** ****), ******** **** ***** improve ***** ***********.

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**********, ** ******** ****,***** ********* ********* ** ***** **************** **** * **** ******* ******* government ***** ********** ** ***-****** ********** in *** ****** ***** ** ***** León, **** ** *********, ******'* ******-******* metropolitan ****. *** ***** ***** **** 63% ** ***** **ó*'* ***** ************ cameras **** ******.

*** ******* ******* ********** ***** **** the ******* ******** ********* *** *** defective ******* **** (*) ******* **** are *********** *** ******* ****** *** fail ** ****** *** ****; *** (ii) *** ******* **** **** ** properly **** ******* ******.

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** ******* ****, ***** ********* ** Universal ****** ************ ~*,***-****** **********, ********* *** *** cameras, ** *** **** ** ******, Mexico's ******-******* ************ ****.

****** ** ******* ****** ***** ** the ****** **********, *** ********* ****** the ****** ********** "*****," *** *********** that ********* ** *** *** ************** of ************ ****** *é******* ****** ** ********* ***** ** the ****'* ******* **** ***********.

***** *** ******** ***** **** *** deployment **** **** **** ** *** cameras **** ******* ******** **** *********, issues **** *** ***********, *** * complete **** ** *********** ******* **** and ****.

** ******** **, ****, ***** ***** reported**** *** *** ****** ********** ***** a ******* ** ********* ***** ******* work *** ******** ******** ******* *** removal ** **** ***** ****.

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** ******** ****, ******** **** *******, including** ***************ó*, ******** *** ******* ** * nationwide ***** ** *** ********* ***** surveillance ******* ********* ******* ********* *** November **** ** *** *******'* *********** general.

*** ** ~*,*** ******* ********, ****'* government ***** **** *,*** *******, ** 29% ** *** *****, **** ***********.

********, *** ***** ***** **** **** 70% ** ***** *********** ****** ** meet *** *******'* **-*** ******* ******* requirement *** ****** ****.

CCTV **********: ********** '**********, ********* ****'

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Resist *** **** ** *** *** ******* **, ****** *** **** ** ***** ****, ** ******* **** ****** **** ** **** because you frankly can't afford to do so. Because it's not just about paying for the cameras, it's about paying for the cameras as well as all of the other things that need to be in place for video surveillance to be successful. [emphasis added]

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***** ****** ***** **** ***** ***** American ********* ********* *** ******'* ******* with ****** *******, ** ***** ** IPVM ** ******** ********* ** ******** professionals.

***** **** **** *********** ** *********** cameras **** **** ******** ** ** city *********** *** **** **** * decade, ******** *******, ********* **** ************, low-quality *******, *** **** ********** *** impact ****** *********** *** *********.

********* *********** ** ********, ******, ****, and ********* ***** ** * ******** of ***-*****' **** ** ******** ****** for ******* *********** *****, ** **** as *** **** ***** ***** ******* of ****** ******* *** ********* *** public's ********** ** ***** ************.

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******* * ******* ****** **** ********* systems. *** *** ********* ******* ******** to ** ****** ** **** ** "the *****'* ******** ****** ******"?

** ******* ** ********* ******* ********** the **** ********? ** *** **** allowed ** ****** ***** ******* ************?

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*** *** ********* ******* ******** ** be ****** ** **** ** "*** State's ******** ****** ******"?

* **** *** ******** **** ***** the **** ** ***** *******. **** is **** ****** ** ******* ***** being **** ********* ** ************** *** public ******, **** ** ***** ** spent ** ***** ************, **************** **** ** ****** **************** **** ***** ***** *** ********.

** ******* ** ********* ******* ********** the **** ********?

* **** *** ******* ******* *** corporate ******* **-***** *** **** ** not * **** **********. *****, *****, office *********, *** ******** *** *** installing ~*,***+ ******* ** ****-*** *********** in ************ **** *** *** ****** safe. ** ******* ****** ** *** less ****** ** ********** *********, *** example.

** *** **** ******* ** ****** their ******* ************?

***** ***** *** ********, **** ** City ******* ** *ã* *****, ******, where ******* *********** *** ********** ** integrate ***** ******* **** *** ******* public **** ************ ******, **** ** not *********. * ** *** **** of *** ********* ** ***** ******* where ******* ******** *** *** ******* to ****** ***** *** *******.

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***** ***, ******. * **** ********* via ********* *********** ******* ******* ** Mexico. *'* **** ****** ** *** a **** *** *** **** *******.

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**** *** ****** ** ****** **** probably ***'*!! **** *******, * ***** had *** ****** **** ******* ***** our ********* ******** ** ***** ** Central *******. ***** *** ****** ** options *** ********* *** ******* ** long ** *** **** *** *****. The ******** ** *** ******* **** external ******** **********, *********, *** *********. No ******.

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**** ** * ****-******** *****, *** not **** *** **************; *** ************ systems **** ** ********** ******** ********* failures **** *** ***** **** ** retrieve ***** ********, *** ***** *** being ********, ** *** ******* ********* requirements **** ******. **** * *** it ** **** ********, **** ** a **** **** ***** ** * years *** ************ ******** ** ************'* municipal ****** ******:

******** ***** ****** ** ************? - Viakoo, ***

***** *** ****** ******** ****** ** downtown ****** * *** ***** *** the ****** ** ****** ** ************ in ******** ****** *** ****** ** the ****** ******* **** ****** **** there *** ** ******* ** *** sniper ********* ******* "***** ************ ** complicated, *** *** ***'* ****** ** to **** **** **** **% ** the ****". *** **** ** **** got ** *****, *** **** ** admission ** **** ** ******!

*** ************ ** ********** * **** of *** * ********* ***** **** needed ** *** **** *******, *** was ******* ******* *** ***** ** police **** *** **** ******* *** to **** ** ******* **** ***** never **** ** ******* ***** ******** from **. ***** ****** ***** **** on *********** *** ******, ****** ***** of ****** ****** *** ************, *** the ****** ******** ******* *** ******, the ********* ****** ****** ***** ** getting ******** **** *** ******* ** the ****** *****. **** ** **** these ********** *** ******, *** **** can **** ** *********.

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******** ******* ** **** *****, **** is **** * **** ******* **** my ***** ******* *** **** ****** systems ** * ******** ** ******** issues. ****** *** **** ******* ****-********** your ****** **/*, ** *** **** that ****** ******** *** *********** *** up **** ********* ********* ** ****** that ** ** * ******* ********** station, ** *** **** **** ************* from ********* ********* ***** ** ******* who **** ******** *********** ****, *** system **** **** ** **** *** telling *** **** **** *** **** robbed.

** * *********** ********** * ***'* just **** **** * ****** *** try ** ******* **** * ********. My ******* ****** ***** *** ** a ******** ****-******* ******* *** ** in *** ***** ** ********* **** sites' ****** *******. * ** ****** to *** **** ** ******** ****** outdoor ******* ** ***** ********* ******* either ** ******** ** ** ** replacements *** ******* ******* **** *** much ****** ** ********* *********, *** can **** ** ****** ** ****** alarm ****** *** ********** **********.

* **** ** **** **** **** of ***** ********* *******, *** * also **** **** ** ** ***** with *** ******** ** ******* ****. I ******* ****'* ***** * *** of ***** ***** ******** ******** *** failing - ******* **** **** ****** delivered * ****** ******, *** * solution.

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