4500 more security cameras to monitor Islamabadians

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad capital police have forwarded a proposal to the Ministry of Interior to install 4500 additional cameras to ensure an effective security environment in the city.

According to the police sources, effective digital systems are required to maintain a secure city environment for the community, and a summary of 4500 additional security cameras has been forwarded for the same purpose.

Moreover, they said that local cameras installed at societies and shopping malls are being integrated with Safe City Authority.

After handing over the safe city project to Islamabad police by NADRA in 2019, police sources said that it has been focused to reduce traffic violations and ensure better transparency and automation in police operations by using the state-of-the-art city-wide infrastructure.

When the project was handed over to Islamabad police, he said that 40 percent of cameras were in working condition while the ratio has been increased, and presently 98 percent of cameras are functional.

They said that the Islamabad Safe City project has taken multiple measures during the last two years, including introducing an effective digital system to maintain a secure environment for the community by controlling crime and monitoring traffic effectively.

Since July 2019, he said that Islamabad police introduced smart cars in the Federal Capital for on-ground surveillance while the e-challan System has been made functional. Sixteen additional Smart Cars equipped with the latest technology have been approved to ensure security in Islamabad while the Air Patrol Unit has been established for surveillance through drone cameras.

Eagle Squad has been integrated with this modern technology-based project to provide better services to the citizens in grave emergency situations.

Safe City Act-2021 has been sent to the Ministry of Law & Justice for vetting and consideration by CCLC while a proposal / PC-I regarding the up-gradation of the CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) System has been prepared and submitted for approval.

Police sources said that the law enforcement capacity of Islamabad Police has improved through this project and prompt response is being ensured to emergencies and crime through state-of-the-art technology.

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