Torrevieja has recently renewed it’s Vyriato video surveillance network which consists of over 200 audio-visual cameras dotted across the city streets, many with a license plate recognition system.
The system was first introduced in 2010 as an aid to controlling traffic by the Local Police. The images are also used by the courts and the Civil Guard to assist with the solving and prosecution of crimes.
In recent years, however, a large number of the cameras have been disabled due to lack of maintenance but now, thanks to the award in November 2018 of the new maintenance contract, 90% of the network of cameras, especially abundant in the city centre has been integrated into a new recording system, with more stable and higher quality images.
The camera control room is centralised in the headquarters of the Torrevieja Local Police, where, of the total of 200 cameras 75 are for traffic use. The contract is understood to operate for two years at a cost of 999,155 euros