Kolkata locale gets advanced surveillance system

Kolkata, May 22 : Ensuring high safety and security of Alipore area, the West Bengal Urban Development Minister, Firhad Hakim inaugurated the multi surveillance camera system here on Wednesday.

In a pioneering move the Smart Video Management System (SVMS) comprising more than 100 high end megapixel IP cameras, was deployed to beef up the security in the high crime prone zone.

The IP cameras, which were installed at the strategic locations of Alipore, will keep an eye on the traffic rule violation, license plate recognition and vehicle and personal intrusion at restricted areas.

The system will proactively alert the monitoring operator to an emerging situation and also help the Police in post event analysis.

The system also enables streaming of video from cameras mounted on Police vehicles deployed for adequate mobile patrolling of the area for any event for real time situational awareness.

Speaking at the event Hakim said, "Besides assisting the Police, the system will also help the nearest Boro office to take care of the
sanity of the place."

He added that, there will be altogether 116 cameras with 32 screens to monitor the on ground situation from the Alipore Police Station. Currently 15 more IP cameras are being installed in the crime hit zone.

The cameras will be handled by 10 trained people who will be working in 3 shifts in a day.

The SVMS was developed by Reliance Security Solutions Limited (RSSL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) with the guidance from Kolkata Police and Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC).

Tarun Junjhunwala, representative of the RSSL said, "We are confident the system will be a game changer in terms of the security surveillance in the country."

He added, "Reliance is going to invest Rs 3,000 crore for its 4G roleout plan in West Bengal. For this 5,500 cables will be layed across West Bengal with 50pc in Kolkata and Greater Kolkata."

Besides the surveillance system, a community web portal, the brainchild of the local community, Alipore Cityzen's Forum (ACF), was also inaugurated by Trinamul Congress MP, Subrata Bakshi.

Aimed at building bridges between the government and people of Alipore, the community portal, 'Jagrata Alipore' will provide information of various interests of the locals.

Bakshi said, "We will have to increase the capacity level of this surveillance system. The community portal will prove handy in doing

Surajit Kar Purakayastha, Kolkata Police Commissioner said, "We are about to incorporate the Intelligence Surveillance System (ISS) across Kolkata. Over 400 cameras will be installed shortly in the city."

--IBNS (Posted on 23-05-2013)

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