The DISTANCIA2 tool , used by the ECU-911 , will be part of the organization of the 2021 general elections . The use of this technological platform is another of the actions that the National Electoral Council ( CNE ) will deploy as part of its biosecurity plan for the development of the election day of February 7 of next year.
The president of the CNE, Diana Atamaint toured the facilities of the Integrated Security Service, together with Juan Zapata, general director of the ECU 911 ; and César Díaz, Secretary of Security for the Metropolitan District of Quito, to learn how this platform works.
DISTANCIA2 uses the ECU 911 intelligent video surveillance cameras (IVS), deployed throughout the national territory. Operators can identify potential sources of agglomeration, where there are personal distances of less than two meters and the consequent risk of contagion, and send a message with IP meganophy requesting compliance with the distancing measures. In addition, units of the National Police or the Bodies of Municipal Control Agents may be deployed to control the situation.
In this way, a better management of the use of public space during voting will be allowed and will contribute to reducing the risk of contagion from covid-19 . To this will be added other measures such as the use of disinfection material, biosecurity equipment , among others.
Atamaint explained that officials will be assigned to control these measures inside the electoral precincts . In addition, those sites with the largest number of voters will be divided to avoid large concentrations of people. Zapata reaffirmed the commitment of the ECU-911 to collaborate in the organization and execution of security protocols in the streets during the voting day. (I)