SAFE KOCHI SECURE KOCHI
‘Safe Kochi Secure Kochi ‘ scheme, which envisages police coordinating with private and public sector undertaking in Kochi city was launched by the Hon’ble Home minister Sri.Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan on 25.05.2012. This new venture helps police to establish a digital security network across the city evolving strategies to ensure safer and secure Kochi. The government will use modern technology to enhance security in the city. . The next phase of the scheme will expand to entire state named ‘Safe Kerala Secure Kerala’ with the active participation of private parties all over the state.
An integrated digital security system was launched with the concept is to link up the surveillance cameras set up by the authorities as well as private parties and monitor the feed from these cameras centrally at the Control Room. It is expected that the close monitoring of visuals from areas with mass public movement, like malls, commercial establishments, jewelleries, and hospitals presence of those wanted in the police data base could be spotted. Also, timely assistance will be provided by the police if any law and order situation arises in any part of the city. The scheme is being tried out for the first time in the country. The integrated digital security system, once in place, could also be used to monitor and provide safety for houses that remain closed when the residents go for extended holidays.
A day-long meeting was held at IMA Hall, Kaloor, in which representatives of industry, hotel, tourism, hospital, construction, and transport participated. A document on the safety of the city and make people aware of steps to be taken during natural calamities and security threats.
The Citizen for Security Scheme, aimed at ensuring police-public participation in dealing with natural disasters and security threat, was also inaugurated as part of ‘Safe Kochi Secure Kochi’ programme.
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