Mexico City is stepping up their security following the major earthquake in September. They are planning to update their seismic alert system as well as install thousands of cameras. The city currently has 7,000 advanced cameras in service, but by the end of the year will have 8,500 next-generation surveillance cameras.
The next-generation cameras will be able to record in low light areas using infrared technology. The footage will then be transmitted and can be used to catch more criminals. Since 2012 the surveillance cameras have reportedly led to the arrest of tens of thousands of people.
They will also be adding 2,382 posts to the 11,350 that already exist which will be able to warn people about earthquakes via loudspeaker. (When they know that they’re coming, that is.) C5 command center director Idris Rodriguez Zapata explained that they would be favoring the areas that already suffered the most damage and those they “consider are at the greatest risk” for further damage should another earthquake occur.