‘Third eye’ on vizag


Commissioner of Police Amit Garg and GVMC Commissioner Pravin Kumar having a look at the demo of the surveillance camera installed by the police in the city on Thursday.

Commissioner of Police Amit Garg and GVMC Commissioner Pravin Kumar having a look at the demo of the surveillance camera installed by the police in the city on Thursday.

Commissioner of Police Amit Garg and Commissioner of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) Pravin Kumar inspected and witnessed the demo of the first of the CC cameras that are to be installed for monitoring traffic and surveillance here on Thursday.

The pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) model of CC camera was installed at the traffic junction, on a demo basis, near the Police Commissioner’s office and the officers had a feel of its operational capability.

Expressing satisfaction over the performance of the camera, Mr Amit Garg said that the PTZ cameras rotated 360 degrees and the resolution was also high.

A proposal for installing CC cameras in 94 junctions across the city has been pending for long, and the project took a back seat after the cyclone ravaged the city in October 2014. A joint project by the Police Commissionerate and the GVMC, the order was placed with the Hyderabad-based firm Stanpower to supply, install and run the show on BOT basis.

According to the CP, some of the identified junctions would have PTZ surveillance cameras and the others would have fixed cameras. The PTZ cameras would mainly be used for surveillance and monitoring the traffic and violators would be served e-challans based on camera proof.

“In the second phase, we are planning to install the vehicle actualisation cameras, which will be integrated to the signals and will automatically ease traffic basing on the density and intensity of the flow of traffic, on a priority basis,” said the CP.

The entire network would be integrated to the Command Control Centre, which would be located in the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic).

Apart from monitoring traffic, the cameras would act as surveillance cameras for law and order and crime, said Mr. Amit Garg.

The first of the surveillance cameras, to be installed by the police at 94 junctions in the city, goes into demo mode

 

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