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CCTV-based surveillance system to monitor major Gujarat cities

Last Updated: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 11:24

Ahmedabad: In a bid to minimise threats, prevent crime and safeguard public areas, the Gujarat government has decided to install CCTV-based City Surveillance
and Intelligent Traffic Management System (CSITMS) in major cities of the state.

Initially, the system would be installed in cities of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Gandhinagar and Somnath.

In all, 167 traffic junctions and 128 strategic locations have been chosen for installation of the CSITMS that will provide round the clock surveillance recording real-time information including voice and video from different areas.

"The tenders for installation of the CSITMS in major cities of the state has been floated by the Home department," Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Law and Order, SK Sinha told a news agency.

He said that this system would help in providing quick response in all emergencies be it security or traffic.

According to the state Home department the CSITMS will be an Internet Protocol (IP) based system that would be installed to safeguard public areas, to minimise environmental and human threats and prevent crime.

The CSITM system would have a network of cameras installed a government or private building which would send the video captured through fiber optic cables or a wireless network to the control room, located in each of the cities.

The cameras that would be used for this kind of high security system would have capability of zooming, panning besides being able to work in low luminance (light)

The system would be used for monitoring sensitive areas as well as busy traffic junctions to deter law breakers where by acts of crime and negligence can be reduced.

It will provide surveillance round the clock making real-time information available to avoid traffic congestions, a quick detection of crime like loot and robbery.

It will also help in process efficiencies, reduce crime and improve premise security of government as well as other facilities of strategic importance.

CSITMS would also have motion detection and day-night colour vision capability.

The system would be capable to identify red light and lane violators at junctions, those moving in wrong direction, speeding, illegal parking, automatic number plate recognition, face recognition, head counting, smoke detection.

It would also be able to detect significant activities in the city and generate appropriate alerts like breach of traffic rules, suspect vehicle identification, people running, abandoned baggage or item and others.

There would be control centre in each city with CSITMS and a central command and control centre would be set up in Ahmedabad or Gandhinagar.

This central command would have capability to view and control the cameras and other system components across all the cities having CSITMS.

The cameras of this system would be installed at all major traffic junctions, near bridges, main market place, near government buildings, residence of Chief Minister, Governor other ministers and at all entrances of the State Secretariat.


First Published: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 11:24

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