Cisco to Join the Project of Video Surveillance in China

The company Cisco Systems could join a video surveillance project in Chongqing. According to the “Wall Street Journal”, the leading network equipment supplier could be a major partner of the Chinese government in the creation of this system consists of 500,000 cameras to reduce crime.

The project, called “Peaceful Chongqing” is planned to be set up within the next three years. It could cover a half a million nodes, neighborhoods and parks on about “400 square miles”, an area 25% larger than New York. The newspaper, citing sources familiar with the matter said that the U.S. firm will provide the network equipment required to operate a system for monitoring. The project is valued at over $ 2 billion.