Thursday, August 2, 2018

Victoria, BC –As with previous events, we will be deploying temporary cameras in support of our operations to ensure public safety during this year’s Symphony Splash. Alongside the camera deployment, as part of our on-going efforts to keep everyone informed and engaged, we will also be putting up temporary signs in the deployment areas so attendees are aware that they may be on CCTV.

Signs indicating temporary CCTV monitoring will be put up in the Symphony Splash Event Area  

While there is no information indicating a known threat to this event, public gatherings have been the targets of past attacks world-wide. The deployment of these cameras is part of our operations to help keep this event fun, safe and family-friendly. In addition to enhancing security, previous deployments of these cameras have helped locate lost children and seniors at large-scale public events and have provided for effective coordination in responding to medical events.  

As always, we are deploying these temporarily placed, monitored cameras in public spaces in accordance with B.C. and national privacy legislation. The cameras are going up in the next two days and will be taken down a short time after the event.

If you have questions or concerns about our temporary CCTV camera deployment, please email [email protected]