Mobile-based CCTV technology deployed
With an aim to keep a tab on antisocial elements and ease the frequent traffic snarls in the district, the Gadwal district police have adopted the most advanced mobile-based CCTV monitoring technology.
Gadwal: With an aim to keep a tab on antisocial elements and ease the frequent traffic snarls in the district, the Gadwal district police have adopted the most advanced mobile-based CCTV monitoring technology.
By adopting the new technology, the Gadwal police are becoming tech savvy. Initially, the police department in the district decided to implement the new technology to regulate the traffic at the crossroads and monitor the movements of traffic violators through the smart phone application.
According to Rema Rajeshwari, Superintendent of Police (SP) Gadwal, the new technology will help the police keep tabs on criminals in the district. “I am glad that the police department is fast catching up with the technology for delivering effective policing in the district. I am sure the new technology will allow us to find a solution problem that arises and help the investigating officials to crack the complex cases with ease,” observed the SP.
Earlier, though the police department has installed the CCTV cameras at all junctions and were using the computer-based command and control system to constantly monitor and surveillance the movement of traffic, it used to take time to review the footages during investigation of cases.
However, in the proposed system of smart phone enabled monitoring of CCTV cameras, officials can monitor the activities in the town and the traffic movement directly on their mobile phones with the help of an internet link.
Using the new system, the officials can also see the functioning of the CCTV control room and at the same time issue instructions to all the officials concerned for its smooth movement.
Currently, there are about 55 CCTV cameras installed in the Gadwal district headquarters. By adopting the new smart phone enabled CCTV monitoring system, now it has also given the police officials’ additional advantage of keeping a constant vigil on the movements of the suspects directly, while the same is not possible in the earlier system.
Earlier, during emergencies to keep a constant watch on suspects, the officials used to call the controller and ask him to keep a watch on the suspects moving in and around the certain areas. However, such methods have problems like absence of continuous monitoring during lunch hour. With the help of the mobile-based monitoring technology, the officials can keep a watch on the suspects by sitting anywhere in the town and take appropriate actions. if required.
In fact, the initiative is the brainchild of former SP of the district Vijay Kumar. He had even received accolades from the Chief Minister K Chandrahsekhar Rao and Director General of Police for coming up with the novel method. The traffic cops were also sent to Hyderabad for getting trained on how to use the mobile-based technology.