Hyderabad cops to get 100 GPRS enabled body cameras to record crimes
news Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | December 6, 2014 | 8:00 am IST The Hyderabad police in their latest tech savvy move have decided to provide around 100 GPRS enabled body cameras to its police to ensure a record of policing activities. According to a report in the Times of India, each high resolution camera equipped with GPRS, Wi-Fi and a microphone costs about Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh each. Live feed is being planned to be sent to the main server in the command and control centre. The set-up also consists of data storage feature, which would come handy in case of transmission failure. The cameras will also act as a check on corruption on the part of the cops as their interaction with civilians would be monitored. Police are planning to issue the new cameras to traffic cops of the rank of SI and above. As of now, police are using three body cameras on a pilot basis, with three sub inspectors of Gopalpuram, Charminar and Saifabad traffic stations wearing it and coming out with positive records as the crime is recorded and the perpetrator cannot deny it.
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