At the very least 2,000 CCTV cameras in residential colonies throughout the town have been discovered lacking after the Gurugram police performed an audit. Police mentioned greater than 5,000 CCTV cameras have been additionally put in within the incorrect route.
Police mentioned they’ve ready knowledge of 39,609 personal CCTV cameras, together with 1,183 cameras of the Gurugram Metropolitan Improvement Authority (GMDA) after a two-month train. All 40 station home officers (SHOs) of the town have been ordered in November to organize an in depth report of the CCTV cameras put in of their respective areas with particulars and cell numbers of the homeowners.
Preet Pal Sangwan, assistant commissioner of police (crime), mentioned that there are 3,951 spots within the metropolis the place CCTV cameras are put in and most of them are in residential areas.
“Through the train, the groups found that 2,000 cameras put in in numerous residential areas weren’t working because of lack of upkeep and monitoring. Many residents mentioned that they had solely put in cameras however didn’t they’re related to any system for surveillance objective. Additionally, greater than 5,000 CCTV cameras have been put in in incorrect route. We now have recognized the primary areas the place we want cameras with fundamental specs and lighting. We’re contacting with civic companies to make sure that the areas are nicely lit,” mentioned ACP Sangwan.
ACP Sangwan mentioned that after each crime, police groups analyze the CCTV footage to determine the suspects. “We face challenges in some areas the place residents have put in CCTV cameras however don’t have recording options enabled or aren’t related to digital video recorders (DVRs),” he mentioned.
The police mentioned that the SHOs have been requested to take care of the data of the CCTV cameras put in of their respective areas and commonly examine the standing of their functioning. Police groups will stay in contact with residents’ welfare affiliation (RWA) members and encourage them to put in extra cameras in key areas.
ACP Sangwan mentioned in addition they requested the market associations to put in CCTV cameras and hold the recordings for a minimum of 30 days. “Cameras needs to be put in on the entry and exit factors of retailers to seize the motion of suspicious individuals. Our investigations are sometimes hampered as a result of CCTV recordings aren’t maintained for within the obligatory 30-day interval. There’s a scarcity of a minimum of 1,000 cameras in 880 locations and we’re discussing the matter with civic companies,” he mentioned.
The police mentioned they need extra CCTV cameras put in in market areas like Sadar Bazar, the place incidents of chain-grabbing are rampant.
The police added that the stolen autos have been recovered with the assistance of automated quantity plate recognition (ANPR) cameras put in in additional than 35 locations throughout the town. GMDA has additionally put in 48 cameras geared up with facial recognition expertise on the entrance and exit gates of MG Highway Metro station, Sikanderpur Metro station, Sheetla Mata temple premises, Bus Stand and Sadar Bazar.