City Hall is planning to boost its "police eyes" capability in an effort to ensure criminal suspects do not evade its monitoring, even in areas where people rarely go.
"Police eyes" refer to closed-circuit TV cameras, known as CCTV, installed along streets and in many areas which help officials to not only inspect and oversee traffic flow but also to help officers looking out for crime or unusual events in the capital.
Currently there are 20,345 security cameras around the city, but City Hall feels this number is too low to ensure the overall safety of Bangkokians. Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra, during his election campaign early this year, promised he would install 27,063 more surveillance cameras by the end of this year to improve security around the capital.
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