Sunday, May 8, 2011

Traffic Cameras to Go Up in Mangalore, India

traffic security camerasInteresting news out of India has just been released. Bangalore City Police (BCP) are working hard at moving toward having a full traffic management center within 18 months. But that isn't all, Bangalore's counterpart, Mangalore, has also taken its first steps toward this goal by installing surveillance cameras at vantage points across the city, which the Mangalore City Police (MCP) have divided into two tiers.

Praveen Sood, additional commissioner of police (traffic), told STOI that Mangalore City Police will be able to soon realize how beneficial surveillance cameras can be. According to Sood, "In Bangalore, response of motorists to surveillance and enforcement cameras is very positive. It is human nature to behave when you know that you are being watched and this has contributed to a 50% improvement in behavior of motorists in the capital."

Acknowledging this truth, Seemanth Kumar Singh, Chief of Police for the Mangalore City Police, said that Godrej Security Solutions has installed the cameras in Mangalore. According to Singh, "This wireless based system will enable us to get a real time sense of traffic movement and traffic related congestion in the city once the system is operational. The feed from the surveillance cameras can also be used from a crime point of view as well."

It seems like everybody and their mother are installing security cameras for traffic or other police reasons. Soon the entire world will be under the watchful eye of a security camera. I can't wait for the robots to start taking over too.

Source: The Times of India - Mangalore police to install surveillance cameras in city is news of, for and by SMBs! The Small & Medium Business Magazine!

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