Hurghada has been put under electronic surveillance 24/7 to boost security

Red Sea authorities have begun installing 420 surveillance cameras in the streets and main squares of Hurghada, putting the city under electronic surveillance 24/7.

The project is being implemented in coordination with the Ministry of Communications and the Communications Police Department, and is set to be concluded by the end of the year. It aims to tightening security control over the city’s multiple vital and tourist areas.

Red Sea Governor Ahmed Abdallah stressed that the project will be completed to the specified timeline and in accordance with the standard specifications agreed on with the executing company.

In a statement on Sunday, Abdallah called on the company responsible for installing the surveillance cameras to stick to the timeline and to coordinate with the Egyptian Telecom Company, the Communications Police Department, and the Hurghada city local council. He also suggested using existing infrastructure while implementing the project and to avoid drilling in streets as much as possible.

In a meeting with Red Sea executive officials Abdallah also reviewed the new traffic system planned in 12 crossroads in Hurghada city to monitor traffic violations.

Forty surveillance cameras, signal control panels, digital recording devices, wireless transmission units, and UPS devices will be installed at the crossroads.

He explained that the application of this system contributes to the spreading discipline on Hurghada’s streets and protecting the lives of citizens, pointing out that violations will recorded remotely through the installed devices and violators will be notified through SMS on their mobile phones.

About 387,000 tourists and Egyptians visited the Red Sea governorate in June, 300,000 of which were foreign tourists, according to the governor’s statistics.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm