City Hall orders checks of CCTV system to ensure their safety

The City Administration has ordered thorough checks of all its CCTV cameras in Bangkok and CCTV poles to make sure that they are safe, said Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribhatra on Monday.

The thorough checks of 50,000 CCTV cameras and about 10,000 CCTV poles follow a recent incident when an unidentified man was electrocuted near a CCTV pole which was found to be leaked.

The governor said that the contractor which was responsible for the installation of the CCTV cameras and CCTV poles agreed to take the responsibility to compensate for the family of the dead victim.

Bangkok Deputy Governor Amorn Kitchavengkul said that, from now on, the CCTV system would be checked every 15 days and the ones found to be damaged or inoperational would be fixed or replaced.

As for the dead victim, he said he had no idea how he was killed after mechanics checked the scene and did not find any power leakage.