Around 1,000 security surveillance cameras to be installed in Rostov-on-Don for 2018 World Cup

The city is currently using less than 500 surveillance cameras
11 May 2016
Valery Matytsin/TASS
Rostov-on-Don

Around 1,000 security surveillance cameras will be installed in Rostov-on-Don for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, according to the region’s press service.

"Currently, Rostov-on-Don is using 478 cameras for security surveillance,” the press service said. “Taking into account sports facilities that are currently under construction, development of recreational left bank area, preparations of transport infrastructure for the upcoming event, the need for additional cameras amounts to about 500 additional units," the press service said.

The report notes that it is necessary to lay additional communication lines and increase capacity of the servers for the correct operation of video surveillance system. By order of the Governor Vasily Golubev proposals for the development of hardware-software complex "Safe City" and the mechanism from implementing the project must be developed before July 1, 2016.

"The "Safe City" system means maintaining civil order not only on the roads, but in crowded places, including the sites that are currently being built for the World Cup, transport. The system should ensure the safety of people and municipal infrastructure, as well as seamless interaction of all security forces. It should comply with all modern methods of control," the governor’s press-service said.