Private CCTVs linked with police network

  • | Thursday | 28th September, 2023

Lucknow: Next time a crime is committed in Lucknow, cops wont have to waste time in finding which CCTVs are active because as many as 22,209 cameras in Lucknow have been linked with the control room of Lucknow Police under Operation Trinetra.Deputy commissioner of police, central zone, Aparna Rajat Kaushik, said that Operation Trinetra aims to cover the entire city with cameras to increase security.As of now, we have covered as many as 9,459 locations, she said. In addition to 238 CCTV cameras under the Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) in the city, as many as 22,209 cameras installed by business persons or private individuals in their shops and homes have also been linked with the Lucknow Police surveillance set up. The DCP further said that the entire city was mapped out and the existing cameras were reoriented by facing them towards the public space. The latitude and longitude of these cameras were also entered into the database, so that if an incident occurs, these cameras may be accessed promptly and prove useful in the inquiry.Apart from the urban areas, 5,370 cameras were also mapped in rural areas of the city. The entry and the exit point of the villages were taken into it, she added.In the past, police have been successful in solving many cases of loot and murder with the help of cameras. We aim to bring all important crossings of the city under the Trinetra, she said. We also published the following articles recentlyPolice begin exercise to map all CCTV cameras within cityThe city police in Thiruvananthapuram, India, are mapping over 6,000 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras on Google Maps to easily locate them. The mapping is part of Operation Nireekshanam, which aims to ensure that all public space cameras are working and increase their count from 61,000 to two lakhs. The police are approaching residential associations to expand the number of cameras and position them towards public spaces. The camera positions will be available to police officers through a linked email address on Google Maps, helping them solve crimes more efficiently.Corp plans to install around 300 CCTV cameras in cityThe Kochi corporation in India plans to install around 300 CCTV cameras in the city to increase surveillance. The cameras will be installed by a private firm on a build, operate and transfer (BOT) model. Half of the cameras will be placed in locations instructed by the city police to maintain law and order, while the rest will monitor illegal waste dumping. The private firm will bear the cost of the project and will be allowed to place billboards on 600 poles as part of the agreement. The system will be used by the police to identify and prevent crimes.City gets 2,300 more CCTV camerasTelanganas home minister, Mahmood Ali, announced that 64% of all CCTV cameras in India are located in Telangana. The state currently has around six lakh cameras, including community cameras. The minister inaugurated 2,306 new CCTV cameras and a war room at the Telangana state police Integrated Command Control Centre. The additional cameras will be beneficial for the police during upcoming events like Ganesha Chaturthi and Milad-un-Nabi.

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