Smart cameras for Alicante’s Albufereta beach

A new system is being introduced on the Albufereta beach in Alicante which will allow tourists and locals to see how full the beaches are in almost real time using a simple traffic light system. Capacity and occupation will be monitored every five minutes. The information will be displayed via the municipal website of the City Council.

Mayor of Alicante Luis Barcala stated: “This is a new commitment by the City Council and Aguas de Alicante to safety and quality of the tourism. With this new system, users will be able to know in real time the percentage of occupation of the beach to better plan their visits and trips, while providing essential information to the Local Police and Civil Protection to anticipate responses in case of need. This pioneering innovation project, which is already being applied with great success on El Postiguet beach, consolidates the strategy of Alicante, Smart Tourist Destination”.

Deputy mayor of Alicante Mari Carmen Sánchez said: “We are making progress in our commitment to being a smart tourist destination thanks to the agreement we signed with Aguas de Alicante last year. We not only have five blue flags for the quality and services of our beaches, but also for our commitment to safety in these bathing areas.”

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