Motril, CCTVs and More

Motril plans to expand the amount of CCTVs cameras around town as part of an effort to take advantage of modern technology.

More than thirty security cameras will be distributed throughout the municipality that will allow, for example, to control the number of parking spaces available on the beach, or to control traffic.

The Town Hall, thanks to the Integrated Sustainable Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI) has been able to finance the project, providing a budget of 705,918 euros, 80-20% co-financed by FEDER (EU Regional Development funds) and municipal funding, respectively.

According to the Head of the municipal IT service, Antonio Huertas, “The project has many aspects, for example the various security cameras that are being deployed throughout the municipality that will allow identification and registration of number plates, [so there can be] control of vehicles that enter and leave the municipality, as well as where they have passed or their typology [type of vehicle]”.

He said that Playa Granada car parks will also be controlled, specifically those located next to Villa Astrida and Los Moriscos, explaining, “Citizens will be able to know through an app if there are free places, in addition to knowing the most optimal route to get there from where they are.”

Furthermore, within the field of mobility, 200 parking sensors will be deployed in reduced mobility and loading and unloading spaces. But the project goes further encompassing a number of smaller areas, such as improving web pages and expanding Wi-Fi points.

Mayor Luisa García Chamorro, said that all this would make Motril a more comfortable town and that citizens would have greater access to municipal data. In other words, residents of the municipality will be able to obtain real-time information on issues of interest about the city, such as traffic control, the management of parking spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility and loading and unloading areas.

The app will have the ability to automatically send a notification with all the relevant information when it detects that the device is near one of the hundred Bluetooth beacons distributed in strategic points of the city, in addition to six sensors that will capture environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity or air quality.

Lastly,  it will allow tourists who visit the area to learn from their phone all  that the city offers, such as points of cultural interest and even what species of plants and trees can be seen in the town’s main park (where the tourist information office is) El Parque de los Pueblos de América, as well as the aquatic wildlife reserve the Charca de Suárez.

(News/Noticias: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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