RECENT terror attacks in the Indonesian capital Jakarta have prompted the government to expand the city’s public surveillance systems. It’s estimated 6000 cameras will be installed in the capital city alone.

According to Jakarta Police chief inspector general Tito Karnavian, the city currently has too few surveillance cameras. 

"There is no comprehensive CCTV system in Jakarta," Tito told tempo.co recently.

According to Tito, the only CCTV provider in the city was the National Traffic Management Center (NTMC) within the National Police and a small number of private citizens and businesses. He said he hoped Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama's plan to install 6000 CCTV cameras could be realized next year. 

"Hopefully CCTV will be able to monitor the whole city, including traffic congestion, public activities such as demonstrations and criminal offenses," said Tito.

According to a recent report from 6W research, Indonesia’s video surveillance market is projected to reach $US203.14 million by 2022. The Indonesian electronic security market is set to post strong growth in the coming years backed by factors like rising security concerns, increasing government security spending and surging IT infrastructure.

“Upcoming 2018 Asian Games, Mass Rapid Transit project, Light Rail Transit project, expansion and construction of new airports, seaports, SEZ, toll roads, railways and industrial estates will all drive the market for video surveillance systems in Indonesia,” said Rishi Malhotra, research associate, research and consulting at 6Wresearch. ♦