DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has asked businessmen to do more beyond putting up CCTV cameras to secure their establishments.
Even as the mayor is not keen in amending the city’s closed-circuit TV (CCTV) ordinance, tagging it as “about nil or nothing,” adding that the CCTV is “no longer a [mechanism] for crime prevention but for crime review.”
“Maybe they are just wasting electricity for the CCTV. But CCTV-recorded footage can be used by police investigators,” he opined.
Especially for the big malls that employ security guards, he said security personnel must go around and equipped with handheld radios to quickly inform others about
The problem lies on the greater number of small businessmen who no longer employ guarts after installing CCTV systems, he said.
He urged the businessmen to be vigilant, take alternative security measures and secure a licensed handgun as protection against criminals.