Software to curb terror activities
Colour analysis and face recognition software in the CCTV server will help police detect crimes
The Navi Mumbai police have decided to use colour analysis and face recognition software in the servers of the closed- circuit television (CCTV) cameras which will to be installed in Cidco jurisdiction.
The move will be an effort to avert possible terror activities in the city and detect chainsnatching incidents.
“Cidco has decided to installed CCTV cameras at various places in their jurisdiction. These cameras will be monitored from a temporary command centre at Belapur railway station. After discussing the matter with Cidco, we have decided to use the colour analysis and f ace recognition software in the server of these cameras,” said Pradeep Kannalu, assistant commissioner of police (wireless).
While colour analysis software could be used to identity coloured objects, face recognition software could be used to identify criminals’ faces and find their past records.
“There are around 5,500 criminals’ photographs in our database. While some of these criminals are now in jail, a majority of them are out on bail,” he said.
This software will help the police know if any of these criminals had come to their area.
“Photographs captured by the cameras will be matched with those in our database instantly and thus we will come to know if the history sheeters are planning to commit any crime in the city,” he said.
According to Kannalu, the software will also be helpful in detecting chain-snatching cases, as many of the chain snatchers are habitual offenders and were arrested at least once earlier.
As a part of the on- going anti- terrorism week, the Navi
Police personnel conduct a drill outside Vashi railway station on Thursday as part of anti-terrorism week. Mumbai police have been conducting seminars, rallies, demonstrations at different parts of the city.
One such seminar was held at Nerul on Friday.
“Some of our officers are now being trained by Maharashtra ATS. We have already opened anti-terror cells at every police station comprising three to four officers. These cells are monitoring 18 important junctions across the city. We have left no stone unturned to avert all possible terror activities in the city,” a crime branch official said.