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Fuengirola to use artificial intelligence for park security

Mayor Ana Mula meets with local police to view the installation of the security system. Image: Fuengirola Town Hall

Fuengirola City Council is installing artificial intelligence video surveillance systems to increase security in its local parks

The Fuengirola City Council has invested in artificial intelligence to enhance the security of the city’s parks, implementing a public space surveillance system with video sensors that can provide real-time information to the local police regarding the use of these areas, according to the mayor, Ana Mula, who announced this on Friday, January 27.

The mayor emphasized that the devices preserve the privacy of users by blurring them with pixels, and their goal is to ensure the safety of users and residents, as well as deter any potential acts of vandalism.

“We continue to bet on innovation to improve the quality of life for our neighbours and the public services we provide,” Mula has emphasized, and has pointed out that “with this service, we will be able to analyze the use of these facilities where occasional acts of incivility have occurred.”

The City Council of Fuengirola has now installed this system in the Juan Pablo II and Los Niños parks. The first one has three video sensors, while the second one has two. With respect to this, Mula has wanted to make it clear that “in no case do the images identify anyone” in the focus of these cameras. The system only visualizes shapes and they appear pixelated to guarantee the privacy and the rights of users.

These artificial intelligence devices allow the agents of the municipal security body to have access to real-time information such as peak and off-peak hours, the degree of use of the facilities, the occupation of each space in real-time, the state of conservation, as well as detecting improper uses, the presence of people outside of closing hours or abandoned or stolen objects.

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