"1,000 CCTV cams for Cyberabad"

Published on May 29, 2015 00:37:00 AM

To transform Hyderabad in to a safe and smart city, the Cyberabad police has taken up the initiative to install CC cameras exhaustively in the commissionerate limits. “We will have about 1,000 cameras covering the commissionerate limits by the next one year,” said Cyberabad Police Commissioner C V Anand.

Some 1,000 CCTV cameras will cover all the important junctions including the State and national highways falling under the commissionerate limits

During a press conference at this office on Thursday, the commissioner said that the cameras would be added to the existing cameras in the commissionerate including 47 cameras in IT Corridor.

He said that the State government has sanctioned Rs 50 crore in phased manner (Rs 25 crore for the financial year of 2014-15 and Rs 25 crore for the year of 2015-16) to the Cyberabad police to procure the CC cameras. Keeping in view of the safety of women techies, the TSIIC (Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation) has also sanctioned Rs 5 crore to procure 85 CC cameras in addition to the existing 47 cameras, which cover over 75 km of the IT Corridor.

Some 1,000 CCTVs sanctioned by the government will cover all the important junctions including the State and national highways falling under the commissionerate limits, he said. “The new 85 IP (Internet Protocol) cameras will include 15 PTZ (Pan, Tilt and Zoom) cameras with two megapixel high-definition capturing capacity along with auto adjustment of day and night vision. The cameras are also weather proof and 360 degree capturing,” he said.

About Rs 60 lakh has already been sanctioned to install CC cameras (over 400) in the 44 police stations in Cyberabad. The commissioner said that as part of the community policing in Cyberabad, 250 cameras would be installed in Balanagar division covering the colonies, roads and industrial areas identified in Balanagar, Sanathnagar and Jeedimetla police station limits.

The concerned ACPs would supervise the installation and functioning of the CC cameras by coordinating with the respective communities, he said. “All the new cameras will be internally connected to the new Command and Control Centre in Cyberabad Commissionerate that will be integrated with the existing servers. The entire system that can store 300 TB data for about 30 days will be given solar energy backup,” the commissioner said during the press conference.