In response to questions from the Lusa agency, the Lisbon Chamber, under the presidency of Carlos Moedas (PSD), said that "the municipality makes a positive assessment of the existing video protection system, as a means with preventive capabilities, which allows for rapid diagnosis and remote monitoring, complementing the service provided by the physical presence of the authorities".

According to the municipality, the 33 video surveillance cameras currently installed in downtown Lisbon "will be added to a further 97 (by public tender), which will begin to be placed at the beginning of next year": 30 in Cais do Sodré, 17 in Restaurateurs, 20 in Ribeira das Naus and 30 in Campo das Cebolas.

"Security is fundamental for Lisbon and we will do everything to maintain and reinforce it", said social democrat Carlos Moedas, in a post on the social network X (formerly Twitter).

The chamber said that "in 2024, competitions will also be launched to place another 112 video protection cameras in 11 other areas of the city": Praça do Comércio, Cais das Colunas, Praça D. Pedro IV, Praça da Figueira, Rua Augusta, Rua do Ouro, Rua da Prata, Rua do Comércio, Rua dos Fanqueiros, Santa Apolónia - Rua Caminhos de Ferro and Santa Apolónia - Avenida Infante D. Henrique.

"In total, an additional 209 cameras will be installed by the end of the mandate [in 2025], totalling 242 video surveillance cameras throughout the city", indicated the municipality.