Fortis has been awarded a contract by the US Department of State to design and install citywide surveillance cameras in 5 cities in Colombia. The project is funded by the US Embassy in Bogota for the use of the Colombian National Police. The cameras are connected over a ring of more than 50 miles of fiber. New Command & Controls Centers in each city will assist the police in fighting crime.
Colombia is s
uffering from one of the longest-running civil wars in Latin America which started 50 years ago and has left a quarter of a million people dead and millions more displaced. The Colombian government started peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2012, and will continue peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) in an effort to end their conflict.