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Digital shield protects Brazilian and Bolivian border
Monitoring with high definition Axis IP cameras stop drug and arms trafficking and the illegal entry of immigrants
“Investment in technology is as important as investment in personnel. And the border region is an area plagued by crime.” Coronel Júlio César, General Commander of the Acre Military Police.
The border region between Brazil and Bolivia is an area plagued by problems such as theft and illegal trafficking. The Acre Bureau of Public Safety needed to offer high-tech tools to the teams that patrol the border, with the aim of reducing crimes and vehicle thefts, which often involve moving stolen vehicles and goods from Brazil into neighboring Bolivia and Peru. It was also important to tackle other illegal activities, such as drug trafficking and illegal immigration.
Thanks to an investment of approximately US$ 700K from a program created by the Brazilian federal government to strengthen border cities, a total of 70 AXIS Q6044-E Network Cameras were deployed at strategic points of entry and exit between Brazil and Bolivia. The project contract, which was awarded to the integrator Ziva, an Axis partner, makes use of SecurOS software from Intelligent Security Systems—ISS—another Axis partner.
The first municipality to receive the advanced HDTV resolution surveillance system was Capixaba, where nine strategic points in the city were initially monitored on a trial basis. After that, the Bureau of Public Safety completed the installation of cameras at all entrance and exit points in the cities of Brasileia and Epitaciolândia. Border protection progressed to other cities as well. In the words of the General Commander of the Acre Military Police, Colonel Júlio César, the system “is one more tool that supports our efforts to identify these illegal activities, not only for the military police but also for the civil and federal police.”