Ukrainian Company Selected to Monitor Jerusalem’s Street Cameras
Jerusalem selected the Israeli-owned, Kiev-based company to save costs, according to one person familiar with the deal
Meir Orbach | 17:15 12.04.2020
A Ukrainian company was selected to monitor the street cameras installed by the city of Jerusalem, beating local companies to the bid, according to one person familiar with the matter who spoke to Calcalist on condition of anonymity. The selected company, while based in Kiev, is owned by Israelis and passed all the security conditions necessary, that person said. Jerusalem’s street cameras are installed to maintain public order and protect the citizens of the city from criminal acts. The camera’s monitoring personnel are in charge of making the call for the appropriate response in case of an emergency. In order for this to happen, the viewer must know the area, streets, and their various characteristics, and also know and understand the different first response agencies and security officials. Jerusalem selected the Ukrainian company to save costs, that person said, even though it would place the responsibility to the safety of Jerusalem residents on foreign personnel.