In typical Dubrovnik style, the technical problems were all down to storms…
As Dubrovacki Dnevnik reports on the 22nd of September, 2017, it is not known how many tourists were within the walls today in the Pearl of the Adriatic, or whether or not the number exceeded the 8,000 visitor limit, given the fact that the cameras equipped with people counting technology located at all entrances to the historical core of the UNESCO World Heritage Site are out of order following a storm.
As was stated on the Dubrovnik Visitors page, which is connected to the cameras and usually displays the number of people inside the walls at any given time, the system was out of order because of the storm which took place almost two weeks ago.
According to the website, during a storm on September the 11th, a lightning strike hit the Dubrovnik Visitors System network equipment, which is why three cameras have been damaged, one camera has been replaced, but the other two are still not working. It has been stated that new cameras have been ordered and will be up and running in the shortest possible time.
People counting cameras were originally introduced in Dubrovnik for not only the purpose of overall safety but following several most serious warnings from UNESCO.