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CCTVs play vital role in public safety

2017-07-23 22:40:50

CCTVs play vital role in public safety

 

 

 

(The News Bureau)

Closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) play significant role in giving a sense of safety and security to the citizens of Hyderabad. Also, the CCTVs help the enforcement agencies as force multipliers besides providing evidence and clues in cracking offenses.

The CCTVs also five a sense of fear among the criminals and the results are already available. The incidents of chain snatching, petty robberies and vehicle thefts have seen a downtrend in Hyderabad.

Taking London city as its model, city police have taken up a massive project to cover the city from every possible angle using CCTV cameras, as part of the Public Safety (Measures) Enforcement Act.

While the Community CCTV Project has seen over 15,000 cameras installed in the city, the North Zone police under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner of Police, B Sumathi, have launched an innovative programme ‘Nenu Saitham’ (Me Too).

“As per the Public Safety (Measures) Enforcement Act, 2013, any place that has a footfall of 100 persons, a surveillance camera should be installed. However this is not being adhered to in most such place CCTVs play vital role in public safety es,” she said.

“We noticed that people were unaware and disinterested about surveillance cameras. Earlier, only some of the houses and establishments had installed the cameras. So, we decided to educate them and took up the process in a phased manner,” she said.

In the first phase, the DCP personally approached people. With their contribution, about 15,000 cameras were installed. In the next two years, the number has gone up to 33,000, with only 20 per cent areas now remaining to be covered.

About 500 cameras were being installed every day in the north zone. Notices were being served to establishments as well, asking them to install the cameras on their own, she said adding that officials were on the lookout every day for possible spots where cameras could be installed. She also said that a theme song for ‘Nenu Saitham,’ written by a Karimnagar-based youngster, Sampath, is ready. The lyrics of the song focus on the importance of cameras, women safety and crime detection.

Meanwhile, City Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy says, All the cameras are now connected to the local police station and the Police Control Room in Basheerbagh. They will later be connected to the upcoming Integrated Command Control Centre at Banjara Hills. “The cameras will be directly connected to the new Command Control Centre and any government department can access the required feed and analyze them as per their need.

The new setup will integrate feed from existing CCTV systems, community based CCTV systems and external CCTVs installed at various locations. “The Command Control Centre will have a desk for other government departments like GHMC and Roads and Buildings, who can collect the feed when required,” the city police chief said.

 

 

 

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CCTVs play vital role in public safety

2017-07-23 22:40:50

 

 

 

(The News Bureau)

Closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) play significant role in giving a sense of safety and security to the citizens of Hyderabad. Also, the CCTVs help the enforcement agencies as force multipliers besides providing evidence and clues in cracking offenses.

The CCTVs also five a sense of fear among the criminals and the results are already available. The incidents of chain snatching, petty robberies and vehicle thefts have seen a downtrend in Hyderabad.

Taking London city as its model, city police have taken up a massive project to cover the city from every possible angle using CCTV cameras, as part of the Public Safety (Measures) Enforcement Act.

While the Community CCTV Project has seen over 15,000 cameras installed in the city, the North Zone police under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner of Police, B Sumathi, have launched an innovative programme ‘Nenu Saitham’ (Me Too).

“As per the Public Safety (Measures) Enforcement Act, 2013, any place that has a footfall of 100 persons, a surveillance camera should be installed. However this is not being adhered to in most such place es,” she said.

“We noticed that people were unaware and disinterested about surveillance cameras. Earlier, only some of the houses and establishments had installed the cameras. So, we decided to educate them and took up the process in a phased manner,” she said.

In the first phase, the DCP personally approached people. With their contribution, about 15,000 cameras were installed. In the next two years, the number has gone up to 33,000, with only 20 per cent areas now remaining to be covered.

About 500 cameras were being installed every day in the north zone. Notices were being served to establishments as well, asking them to install the cameras on their own, she said adding that officials were on the lookout every day for possible spots where cameras could be installed. She also said that a theme song for ‘Nenu Saitham,’ written by a Karimnagar-based youngster, Sampath, is ready. The lyrics of the song focus on the importance of cameras, women safety and crime detection.

Meanwhile, City Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy says, All the cameras are now connected to the local police station and the Police Control Room in Basheerbagh. They will later be connected to the upcoming Integrated Command Control Centre at Banjara Hills. “The cameras will be directly connected to the new Command Control Centre and any government department can access the required feed and analyze them as per their need.

The new setup will integrate feed from existing CCTV systems, community based CCTV systems and external CCTVs installed at various locations. “The Command Control Centre will have a desk for other government departments like GHMC and Roads and Buildings, who can collect the feed when required,” the city police chief said.