As a tourist destination, security is very important for Bali. With the aim of increasing security, the Bali regional government installed hundreds of surveillance cameras, majority of which were centered in Kuta.
"Determining strategic points for installing cameras involves the Department of Transportation, the TNI and the police," said I Wayan Weda Dharmaja in the 2019 Milestone Integration Platform Symposium held in Nusa Dua. In comparison, before the presence of surveillance cameras, the police and pecalang (traditional Balinese police) could only make a move if there were reports from victims. "Now, if there are people who are gawking at tourists and being caught on camera, that person can be arrested tomorrow or the same day," Weda said.
Besides being displayed in the Command Center, the video captured by the surveillance camera can also be viewed via a smartphone. However, not everyone has the right to see the video. Videos are also protected by a password.
In addition, stressed Weda, this recording is protected by encryption. The aim is to prevent recorded videos from being published on public sites such as YouTube. "Surveillance cameras if abused can interfere with the privacy of others," Weda said.
Galva Technologies is proud to have taken an important part in improving security in the tourist city of Bali. The IP Camera installation project took place in 2016 to 2018, while the Command Center was completed in 2016.