28 June 2013

Angola: Police to Crack Down On Institutions Without Video Surveillance System

Luanda — The Angolan Government, through the National Police, will punish the banking and financial institutions operating without electronic surveillance systems.

This is part of the strategic measures contained in the draft amendment to the Law on Private Security Firms, approved Thursday by the National Assembly (Angolan Parliament).

To this end, with the legal adoption of this bill, expected to come under debate within specialised commission, it is mandatory the use of this type of technologies by the said institutions, or face punishment should any fail to install it.

The introduction of this chapter in the bill follows an agreement between the National Police, and the banks, financial institutions and security-related companies.

This agreement is the result of the Protection and Security Council of Banks and Financial firms.

The draft that amends the Law on Private Security Firms, aimed to adjust the Law 19/92, also has as innovations the mandatory use of

identification documents issued by the National Police.

It prohibits the installation of safety devices that may endanger the life and physical integrity of people, and foreign investment, ownership and management of private security firms by foreigners.

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