ZAMBOANGA CITY’S Security and Surveillance Coordinating Office (SSCO) Command Center was launched Monday at its temporary location at the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO). The facility serves as the nerve center of all surveillance cameras being installed in the city for monitoring and crime prevention. “Part of SSCO’s mandate is to continuously scan, zoom the CCTV cameras to be proactive in crime prevention; monitor all pension houses, boarding houses and the likes where nefarious activities occur and requiring them to have security plans; act as intelligence coordinating center of the city, working through an expanded intelligence network and maximizing the utilization of the barangay intelligence network in the city’s 98 barangays,” the city government said in a statement posted on its official Facebook page. A permanent site for the command center is planned for construction in Barangay Cabatangan. Zamboanga is the second city in Mindanao, after Davao, to set up such a 24/7 security system.