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Minsk Metro to double the number of CCTV cameras by end of 2014

The number of CCTV cameras to be installed by Minsk Metro will double by the end of the year, stated  Rostislav Yurenya, Head of Minsk Metro. 

metro_minsk“We are engaged in upgrading the CCTV system – in 2014 there should be an additional one thousand high resolution digital video cameras at the entrances, at passageways and turnstiles” , he added. Currently, Minsk Metro has 996 cameras, including 35 installed in metro cars. In the future, all the metro cars procured will also be equipped with digital cameras. In addition, a CCTV systems management center will  be set up in order to manage video streaming.

The Metro’s  security service has 484 employee. Among them are inspectors who deal with inspections and patrolling in stations. There is also a  voluntary Metro squad  of 100 people who are on duty at stations. 

By the number of transported passengers the Minsk metro ranks 4th among 16 metro systems of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The Minsk metro falls behind only the metro systems of Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Kyiv.

Source* Minsk Metro

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