CCTV’s in action…

The CCTV footage running on almost all news channels showed the great gold robbery that robbed a prestigious jeweler of 36 kg of gold recently…The CCTV footage thus becomes valuable clue as told by Police who seems to be in action getting behind the culprits to bring them to justice. What do we learn out of this?

One clear fact that the CCTVs helps collect the important evidence and provides lot of clues helping investigating agencies. The recent episode from a Petrol station in capital where a runaway car was chased by brave staff member and the culprit was caught via CCTV installed in the premise…

The technology surely has a provided a solution and thus needs to be encouraged to be installed on almost every sensitive / vulnerable place. More importantly police should now focus on installing or connecting the feeds from such camera’s to their control rooms. They can very well tie up with Telecom operators to carry the feed wirelessly (GPRS) directly from the camera to their base station..(Telecom providers >> How about some corporate social responsibility here!! There is some opportunity to go BOT and revenue sharing mode also!!)

Our RTO friends can also use the same techniques to catch lane cutting, wrong way driving and rash drivers just by sitting in the control rooms rather than cribbing about the less physical number of cops, do we really need anyone on the road, these CCTV’s can work wonders if RTO starts challenging the vehicles breaking the rules. I am hopeful that the investment made to get these CCTV’s installed on all traffic junctions (No not only at signals alone) would get paid back in few weeks and further disciplining the traffic situation in the city for sure….What say??

5 Comments so far

  1. famus (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 11:12 am

    Rajesh, you are right, CCTVs will help a lot.

  2. Naveen (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 1:10 pm

    CCTVs does help but I think CCTVs won’t survive for long in public places. They will definitely be stolen or damaged very soon.

  3. Naveen (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 1:12 pm

    CCTVs does help but I think CCTVs won’t survive for long in public places. They will definitely be stolen or damaged very soon.

  4. Jayalakshmi (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

    And a CCTV along with metal detectors, in all those public places , where the anti social, communal and unpatriotic elements place explosive devices?

    There can be some prevention after all ?

  5. tarlesubba (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 6:01 pm

    hi rajesh,
    i think BCP used cameras during some protests recently and publicized the fact that they will be monitoring over cameras in newspapers. Thus prevented rioting.

    cameras can serve as deterrents. it should be known and clear that the place is monitored.

    There is already a camera network in place for traffic and I believe utility building is its nerve center. But those are a few cameras and in very limited number of places. With BTRAC they plan to augment the network. if you are interested you can see the tender documents which discuss the specs on this network.

    one of the things i have observed with such systems is it requires diligent attention. everyday you have to change the tape. it is very easy to become complacent about it. i have seen many systems where there is no recording. some cities have made it mandatory for businesses like hotels to have a 7 day record and if found in violation their business license stands to be canceled.

    BMRC should consider installing one such network along its tracks.

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