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Israeli Company Hired to Improve Public Safety in Uruguay

A state in Uruguay recently inaugurated a $20 million video surveillance monitoring center using Israeli technologies from the Israeli company Elbit Systems.

The departamento of Maldonado turned to Israeli technology for the Safe District project, which spans across six municipal authorities including the well-known Punta Del Este tourist resort. The Safe District project will include more than 1,200 cameras and sensors, including vehicle traffic control, laid out at strategic standpoints.

The collected information will be transferred to a control center with unique analytics capabilities, Elbit explained in a statement. The sensors and cameras infrastructure will allow the operators of the control room to obtain real-time data from the field and contact law enforcement officials, including logistics and emergency personnel, in conjunction with an event.

“We are proud to have won this Safe District contract, demonstrating our ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and HLS (Homeland Security) capabilities. I hope that more customers, with similar needs will follow the Maldonado District and will choose our unique operational solution as the means to maintain the security of both tourists and residents,” said Elad Aharonson, Elbit Systems ISTAR Division’s General Manager.

“From today nothing will ever be the same regarding the level of security in the city. This is a benefit to the entire local community, for the ordinary citizen, for the tourist, for everyone,” Fabian Schamis, executive director of the Punta del Este Jewish community, told the AJN news agency.

“I am very happy to see that the dream of bringing the best of Israeli technology and knowledge to Uruguay is already a reality,” Israeli ambassador to Uruguay Nina Ben-Ami told AJN.

The monitoring center is scheduled to be fully operational later in 2017.

(via Israel21c [1])

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