Beijing entirely covered by video surveillance system

  • Beijing police have covered every corner of the Chinese capital with a video surveillance system, a media report said on Monday. According to the Beijing Public Security Bureau, the complete coverage by the video system during the National Day holiday period (October 1-7) is part of a move to heighten the capital's security and avoid crimes. As the highest level video surveillance system was launched in downtown Beijing, the Patrol Corps under Beijing's Public Security Bureau also launched a video monitoring system throughout 19 districts and counties, as well as in 362 police stations. As part of the effort, the number of surveillance cameras on streets across the city has increased 29 percent year-on-year, the bureau said. (Source: IANS)