PTZ Cameras to Monitor Traffic, Catch Violators

Published: 20th March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

PTZ Cameras

VISAKHAPATNAM:City police commissioner Amit Garg and Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) commissioner Pravin Kumar inspected the demo of the first set of pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) model of closed circuit TV camera installed near the traffic junction at the police commissioner’s office in Suryabagh here Thursday.

Expressing their satisfaction over the performance of the camera, the duo said that the PTZ cameras rotate 360 degrees and have a high resolution.

It may be noted here that a proposal to install CCTV cameras in select 94 junctions across the city has been pending since long and the project took a backseat after cyclone Hudhud ravaged the city in October last year.

The joint project of the Police Commissionerate and GVMC was awarded to Hyderabad-based Stanpower to supply, install and run the show on BOT (build-operate-transfer) basis.

While major junctions will have PTZ surveillance cameras, the other junctions will have fixed cameras. Hereafter, the police will issue e-challans to traffic violators based on the video proof.

“In the second phase, we are planning to install vehicle actualisation cameras which will be integrated to the signals and automatically ease the traffic, based on the density and intensity of the vehicular flow,” said the police commissioner. The entire network will be integrated to the Command Control Centre, which will be located in the office of the additional deputy commissioner of police (Traffic), he added.

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