Mumbai, Nasik to get hi-tech surveillance system

The security threat to Maharashtra Police Academy was evident last year when a Pakistan-based operative, Bilal, was arrested in Nashik with photographs and maps of one of the most prestigious police training academies in Maharashtra.

03 June 2011

(extract from info4 Security)

The security threat to Maharashtra Police Academy was evident last year when a Pakistan-based operative, Bilal, was arrested in Nashik with photographs and maps of one of the most prestigious police training academies in Maharashtra.

Taking cognizance of the impending security threats, the Maharashtra Police Academy (MPA) Nasik has equipped itself with one of the most modern ‘intelligent video surveillance system’ (IVSS), which was fully commissioned and demonstrated when Home Minister of Maharashtra R.R. Patil visited the academy this Sunday.

Patil was briefed by director of MPA Sanjay Barve and deputy director Dr. Nikhil Gupta on need of a high tech IP camera based surveillance system for MPA as well as cities like Mumbai and Nasik. Dr. Gupta added that such system would drive down the crime rate in city as the impact of a sense of third eye watching over the criminals. It is expected to help solve crime cases.

Patil declared that he would immediately clear this system for cities of Nasik and Mumbai. It was proposed by Barve that academy would make its infrastructure open to Nasik City Police for the same. Patil praised Kaustubh Butala, director of Revmax which had played crucial role in implementation and under whose umbrella the corpus of Rs. 85 lakh worth of system was donated to MPA Nasik. He also asked him to design a system for city of Nasik and Mumbai, adding that he will personally look into the matter for early deployment.

Hi-Tech Solution
The system is a hi-tech affordable solution based on open source video management system provided by Milestone Inc. a European company dominating the world scenario in Video management system. The Milestone software opens up the possibility of integrating any legacy system, besides many innovations like image grooming, GIS integration thus enabling integration with maps of area where system is installed. It is based on federated architecture thus making it immune to terrorist take over when implemented in bigger metro cities.

The system can analyze the events in present as well as past using intelligence and analytics software provided by Agent Video Intelligence, an Israeli company who is a global market leader in the field. The network is a mix bag of optical fibre provided by Revmax Security Systems and MPLS (multi protocol layer switching) radio network provided by Tulip Telecom Ltd. a Delhi based company, which pioneered the RF (Radio frequency) connectivity in India.

The high-end cameras have been provided by Axis communications USA, a leading manufacture of IP cameras worldwide. The cameras have the capability to detect and transmit in very low light scenario, effectively giving superb detection capabilities at night times.

The system, comprising of cameras, video management system and application software, is one of the most modern and fitted with all international features of a vigilance system. It is designed, commissioned and installed by Revmax security systems and will man the 250 acres area of the MPA.

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