The Bureau of Customs (BOC) yesterday launched the online streaming of closed-circuit television (CCTV) footages in and out of the main BoC building in Manila.
The soft launch of the livestreaming enables the public to view the BoC offices including that of Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon.
According to BoC, the livestream can be accessed through public IP address 188.8.131.52, and can be viewed by anyone both on computers and on smartphones.
The online streaming is being controlled in the Bureau’s CCTV command center, which receives images from around 40 cameras installed inside and outside the BOC main building.
“We are now online! The public should expect everyone in BoC to be seen,” Faeldon said.
For now, only cameras within the main BoC building can be seen in the command center and in the livestream.
Around 94 cameras were already installed but are yet to be set up for livestream in other areas such as the Port of Manila, Manila International Container Terminal, and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
However, only 10 users at a time are allowed to access the livestreaming for now. Those who want access are advised by the BoC to enter the following in the necessary fields: username: guest1 (up to guest10); password: password123 (same for all 10 usernames).
After initial login, the system will prompt the user to download a browser plugin to view the livestream.
(Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos)