Big brother system for Pope's visit could have lasting benefits

 
842Views 6Comments Posted 22/01/2019

A surveillance system introduced for the visit of Pope Francis was inaugurated by  President Juan Carlos Carlos Varela on Monday, January 21.

The National Security and Emergency Operations Center C5- located at the National Police HQ in Ancon may turn out to be one of the lasting benefits of World Youth Day (WYD).

The system includes vehicular identification arcs on highways, equipped with plate readers to facilitate the detection of vehicles involved in accidents or in the commission of criminal acts.

In addition, from C5, security and emergency agencies can track the location of incidents in real time and send it to members of the nearest security bodies reducing the response time said  Public Safety, Minister Jonattan Del Rosario.

The center also incorporates a set of computerized systems for reception, attention, and dispatch of emergency calls with geolocation, video surveillance towers, panic buttons, facial recognition, and video analysis.

 



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Richard Charron

I stayed a month there on my first visit and fell in love with the culture, people and of course the great country itself. I started spending more and more time there and eventually splitting my "vacation" time (six months of the year) between Panama and Colombia. The rest of the year I spend in the States in Florida and a little traveling in an RV. BTW these cameras are plentiful in certain areas of Colombia.

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Ramona Rhoades

I see. From your comment about "it is everywhere in the states" I thought you live there and just visit here. I just wondered about you great interest in Panamá

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James Clyburn

I wonder if the Pope is gonna head over to Las Tablas and check out the world famous culiodera's. This ong was sung and chanted by tens of thousnads in las tablas last year during Carnaval. How proud the families must be that their wives and daughters have the title of the best buttfu###ing girls in the country. Such a ghetto mentality here. Hey maybe the pope gets lucky. for those who understand spanish you can sing along as the women of Los Santos are berated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpC0AbeJU8w

3 months ago
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Richard Charron

When in Panama I usually stay In Coronado. I split my time in three countries.

3 months ago
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Ramona Rhoades

Agree. Richard, out of curiosity, where in Panamá do you live? I live in Panamá Oeste.

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Richard Charron

Welcome to "Orwells 1984". Get used to it, it is everywhere in the States.

3 months ago
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