The Nongprue Sub-district Council approved the spending of 20 million baht to install more closed-circuit television cameras in 44 neighborhoods.
The outlay came after repeated complaints about thefts at Nongprue Public Park, where motorbikes regularly have been broken into and property stolen from under locked seats. The park currently has no cameras in the parking area.
Mayor Mai Chaiyanit said the sub-district hopes to install 120 new cameras this year, starting with two public parks and the highest-risk areas identified by neighborhood leaders. Eventually, schools, government buildings, temples and mosques all will get new or additional cameras, he said.
At the parks, cameras will be installed in parking lots and at entrances to the green area to help identify robbers and burglars.
Completion of the new network will take about a year and, once complete, it will be monitored around the clock, Mai said.